"I've often joked that I've always been an American that just happened to be born in a German's skin, but there's a core of truth to that joke. I've always felt more comfortable with American attitudes than German ones, especially when it comes to personal liberty, obedience to (or defiance of) authority, and individualism in general.
In truth, that's what sets Americans apart from all other countries. Being an American is not so much a nationality as a state of mind. Now if we could only get rid of the "there ought to be a law" kind of crowd, and invite more of the "you're not the boss of me" crowd..."
Home is where your head's at. :)