America is great, but it is quickly turning into Europe. The last time I was in England it was depressing. In Worcester the center of town was filled with second hand stores. The only “real” store was a “One Pound” store that was owned by a foreigner, I think Pakistani, and he was looking to sell it.
The people were somehow depressing. They went about their business almost like zombies. Even when they spoke or smiled something was missing. It was a depressing place.
This is what you get when government controls everything.