You don't have to give up being who you are to participate in the American heritage. Our rich ethnic diversity buffers us against threats and solidifies our strength on the global stage.
University Education system
the american university system offers huge choice, top quality (at the top anyway), and unsurpassed breadth and depth in both teaching and research. This is recognised world-wide and we remain a top destination for foreign students.
We have epicenters of creative innovation where entrepreneurs, investors, government agencies, and universities come together to make highly fertile ground for achievement. If you fail at an endeavour, it's counted as experience and is not a barrier to trying again.
Grand Canyon, Colorado Rockies, autumn in New England, Big Sky Country, majestic redwoods, the Painted Desert, the Everglades, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Glacier National Park. This list could go on a long time. We have preserved national treasures.
We can still air our dirty laundry
With all the grungy attempts to condense control of media, to filter and shape so-called "news" until they are nothing more than cold war style propaganda rags, we still manage to get the word out, often online these days. The community meeting and free speech are still alive and well.