Ive developed a common response to those who proclaim a superior worldy view. Ive lived oversea's and have some experience with different cultures... so I always ask...
In the end, would you rather be here, or there?
For all our warts, problems and concerns, the American way is dominant for a reason. Its what got us where we are and it will sustain us going forward. For ever privacy right taken by extending the line to far, the courts will remove them. Some day the democrats will be in charge and we will be whining about different things. As a country we are amazingly flexible in responding to the world situation, and we address them as we see fit.
Hey, if you were president, and was told you could do a wire landing on a modern aircraft carrier, would you do it? Hell Ya. He's a cowboy president... deal with it.