First of all, you realize that nearly every American and Canadian is descended from the scraps who couldn't hack it back in Europe, right? Not that that's a bad thing, but to come on here beating your chest about your proud heritage and then belittling that of other people is just laughable.
America has never been about birthrights and bloodlines. We're a nation of outcasts and scrubs. Our national pride comes from being self-made.... picking ourselves up by our bootstraps and being the best we can be.