On July 28th, 2006, I was very proud to become a citizen of the United States — the greatest privilege on planet Earth. I cannot, or will not, take the freedoms this country offers for granted.By contrast, at age 44 Michelle Obama famously said the following during her husband's first run for president:
For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.Those are two very different views of American citizenship. I know which I prefer.
As a person who has traveled to over 100 countries, I consider the day I was born in the U.S. the luckiest day of my life. I always feel privileged when returning from abroad.