Don't mean to sound like a right-winger, because I'm definitely not, but this is one more article on Medium that is sorely lacking in historical and world perspective. Yes, many Americans overrate our goodness, greatness, etc., but there are some truly heinous regimes in the world and no country is without "sin" in its hostory. When our Constitution was written, monarchy was the norm of government. We are and were an experiment, and we are fixable. And we're still #1 in the world in one category for sure: self-flagelation.

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