I will add to what my brother has written.  I am so very grateful that I was born in and continue to live in The United States of America.  Where if you have the mind set and determination, you can overcome almost anything and excel!  There are many examples of this, right from our violent beginning.

I have been to countries in Latin America, the UK and Italy; I will say that the United States is the only country that I have been in, that does not have soldiers walking around the streets or in the malls, that are actively on duty carrying rifles.  We are allowed to speak our mind, and I may post any type of political message on my property, without repercussion from the government.

We certainly are not a perfect country, I do not know of any that are, but we seem to be the main destination point for many refugees from many different countries.  There is a reason for that.