||I did make a mistake. Accept my apologies. I read your post a little too fast. With your permission, I'll correct mine.
Two of your facts are utterly false.
The last says Somalia or Yemen are freer than the USA.
Since you didn't say anything about universal suffrage, I think you have already admitted the fact that the USA weren't the first nation to have it.
As for homosexual relations being technically illegal in some parts of Europe, that's true. We do have some progress to make in this field (though a lot of people in America - and Europe - would consider this hardly a progress). But open your eyes, you who called me a zealot and anti-american kneejerk, open them wide, stop being an american patriot kneejerk: you don't have to go very far to find states where homosexual relations are still, and not only technically, illegal.
As for the sales of fire arms, they do sell arms more freely in Somalia, Yemen, or the north of Pakistan. There is no control at all. So they must be freer than America?
Face it, my friend. The Americans (and not all of them for what I know) are the only people on Earth who naively believes that the freedom of sales of arms has anything to do with Freedom and Democracy.
You think the American Way is the best. And you know what? I agree with you. Tha American Way is the best.... for Americans. Keep it dearly, enjoy it. But as a European, I don't give a shit about the American Way, I have no intent to ever become an American, I definitely don't want to be American. I am happy as I am, even in my pseudo democracy, my backward country, where, btw, the per capita income is superior to yours.