When you’re 45th in civil liberties, 19th in economic freedom, and #1 in prisoners per capita, I think it’s officially time to stop bragging about being the “freest country on earth”–and maybe time to start thinking about how to rebuild that image.
Daniel Bier, "Is the US “The Freest Country In the World”? – By the Numbers" (via blamethe1st)
People need to stop acting like criticism against the US is the same thing as insulting their family. People are so, “RAH RAH RAH USA IS NUMBER ONE” that they can’t actually see what’s happening.
Many strangers. Thinking I’m an expert. Joke’s on them!
Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.
Mark Twain (via purplebuddhaproject)