This exchange is unacceptably civil for /.
I appreciate the humility of "maybe I was a little over the top." The world would be better with more of that.
I also love America, my country, for the reasons you cite (and others, of course), and agree that it is currently a bit dysfunctional. And, per our charter, it is up to We the People to change it. I shall endeavor to do my part and earn the respect you give to Americans.
Good day, Sir or Madame.