Jerry, I love this country, too! For the types of reasons you've written about above, plus for a whole lot more.
Also, Jerry, as you can vouch for with your travels, there's a whole bunch of reasons why this country is the greatest of all. Just to list a few of my personal reasons:
-We have the 2nd amendment, etc.
-We have freedoms like in no other country.
-We have wide roads with relatively low traffic.
-We have fuel prices which allow us to drive gas guzzling vehicles.
-We speak English predominately.
-We have one of the lowest tax systems in the world.
-We have the best defense department in the world.
-We have freedom of religion.
-We have opportunities for everyone who is able to work and has the gumption to work hard.
Well...the list goes on and on. After personally traveling to a whole bunch of foreign countries in the past five years I've concluded that we definitley live in the best place of all.