I agree with you about the hyphenated Americans, I think Theodore Roosevelt said it best. There is not room in America for people who are not Americans first, foremost, and only. On the other hand, it would appear that frequently the best Americans are men and women whose American citizenship had to be earned. They have demonstrated their patriotism more effectively than any nativist who incessantly bleats over where someone may or may not have been born.
No he doesn't.Chavez controls the courts
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
Venezuela elected a socialist dictator. Who knew?