Saturday, July 04, 2009

Let Freedom Ring!

In celebration of its 233rd birthday, here are a few fun facts about the United States:

Over 80 percent of the United States have laws prohibiting certain American citizens from marrying the spouse of their choice.

While 13.5 percent of Americans are African-American, 41 percent of those on death row are African American.

Women on average make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.

The FISA Amendments Act still gives the government almost unlicensed ability to surveil the international communications of private American citizens.

Even with all that, I still believe this is the greatest country in the world. Happy Independence Day!


Craig Berger said...

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Paul A. said...

Technically, I think 100% of Americans have some sort of restriction on whom they may marry (e.g., not closely-related, above a certain age, etc.).

Craig Berger said...

Technically, true, I suppose, but I think only 80 percent have laws specifically created for this purpose without being for the protection of one or both of the parties involved.