America Has An Exaggerated Reputation For Freedom And Opportunity.

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America has an exaggerated reputation for freedom and opportunity. A lady I work with from Peru still believes that any child who wants to go to college can go, and graduate, and find work as a white-collar paper pusher, and save money, and become rich, and get any medical care they need, and have happy, safe children. She asks me why so many children waste their wonderful opportunity on drugs and weapons and I have to tell her it's because those are becoming the only rights they have left and the only opinions anyone will pay attention to any more....