Speaking as an American, I can not rightly disagree on most of Christopher47's "points." Of course, there is the inevitable "however." 3/ DEREGULATED WALL STREET - Regretfully it's not any better, or that much more different, than a "regulated" Wall Street. 5/ THE DRUG WAR - Ain't the Drug War my friend...making heroes out of crooks...John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone...any of these names ring any bells. 6/ GUN CONTROL - A google earth map and a bunch of tanks go from house to house, searching...Yeah, that worked out really well for Federal and local law enforcement at Waco, Texas. 70 some dead, including two pregnant women and several small children and minors. 9/ AMERICAN CARS - But my Toyota Corolla doesn't need me interfearing with it at all. I drove it across our interior, four days, without once checking anything except the tires. Thats reliability. And it's Japanese...Don't know where you live, but I would check to see that your Corolla is actually "made in Japan.", as many aren't. Still, the two "made in Japan" 1986 Honda Preludes that I owned were great! Drove the first till someone rear-ended it, and the second had about 200,000 miles on it when it went to the junkyard.