I am beginning to believe more and more the reason a lot of non-Americans do not understand American politics is because they don't understand basic American ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights is something we hold dear here in America. We're one of the few nations that have such a unique rock solid system of rights. Many non-Americans I believe do not take this factor into account when debating politics with an American, be it conservative or liberal. How they are viewed by either side is a different story, but the fact is Americans understand our Constitution and what it means. Both sides of the American political spectrum understand the basic fundamental rights of our nation. This makes debating with a non-American about American politics and ideals next to impossible since non-Americans don't have the basic understanding and foundation of American ideals. Thoughts?