So with all the political new lately, it's really gotten me thinking - What do I really love and value about America? I am absolutely appalled that so many people have bought into this ideology put forth by certain politicians that America is going by the wayside and we need drastic change to save the country we love. It blows my mind that so many Americans are abandoning the things that made our country great. Politicians pander to voters saying we'll cut taxes and pay for your college education and give you tax rebates to pay for gas and pay for your healthcare and give you free candy and so on - and frankly it's getting out of control. In the great words of the DEMOCRATIC president John F. Kennedy, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." What I love about America is when people have the courage and the willpower to write their own stories. I love the man who works for 60 hours a week to provide for his kids and send them to college. I love the fact that anybody in America is not stuck with the life they are born into. I love the fact that we are free to pursue our dreams. I love the fact that we are free. I love the small town guy who works his butt off and finally makes it big. I love knowing that hard work will be rewarded. I love the fact that America offers it's citizens the freedom to attempt great things. I love the fact that the American story is possible for anyone. I love a country built on hard work of generations before us. I love a country that is the envy of the world - a country where people risk everything just to live on our soil. I love America - and there are some things that just shouldn't change. Period. So in light of all the badmouthing of America by politicians and the media, what do you love about America? Granted, there are some things that need to be changed - I'm not saying we're perfect - but when all is said and done, why do you love your country? I spent two months abroad last year. When I came back to America, I kissed the ground I used to walk on. That's why I love America.