D: No, there is nothing I would like to retract. I stand by my belief that capitalism is what has made the U.S. a propserous country. I also stand by my belief in the rights guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence.
Jim Hightower says "A person's opinion of a cattle-feed lot has a lot to do with where your standing and which way the wind is blowing." To that I'd add that cows would have a different point of view, too. In short, if you're materially comfortable and sufficiently shielded from other peoples' conditions and points of view--not to mention not worried about the future of the planet--then America would seem great. If, on the other hand, you don't have these advantages, or you were unlikely enough to be born Mexican in a border town like Brownsville or Nogales, then the benefits of capitalism might not seem so obvious.
The Declaration of Independence grants no rights nor does it have any legal status. The Constitution is the law of the land, and through history its application has been . . .er . . .inconsistent. To say the least