"your goal is noble, i'm not criticizing that. but you must include the fact that the goal is harder for the usa. genuinely, ideologically neutrally, harder"
"The USA is different, full stop", and "the USA is different, let's handle it this way" both include the same true statement, but each provokes a very different reaction in my mind. They are each a members of the tradition of American Exceptionalism, but the former is the domain of, well, regressive, hand-waving, fuckers. The latter much less so.
Which isn't to say it's anyone's *responsibility* to avoid looking regressive, but trying to think of reasons not to leaves me with a short list - disrespect for the parent (or the subject entirely), or lack of time, or something along those lines. Anyway, I ramble.