As a naturalized citizen, I have the best of both worlds. I get to enjoy all of the liberties being an American affords and being born outside of this country, I have an acute awareness of how important they are. I don’t take any of the rights that I have for granted. At times when I see the level of negativity out in the media it gets me upset but then I realize that unlike so many other countries in the world, we allow our citizens to freely express their opinions even though they can unpopular and divisive. So being an American means allowing people to freely express themselves and hopefully allow others to learn from their point of view no matter how much we may we disagree. God bless America! Let freedom ring.