There is no question that the United States of America was founded on a foundation of starting ‘anew’ and working to get the corruption out of government. But our history is relatively short, and while we do have the U.S. Constitution that puts in writing how we don’t believe in dictatorships, we seem to have fallen into the same trap all dictatorships have also fallen into.
Human nature is such that we want more than we give. But if we allow that to happen, without any controls (you know, let corporations pollute all they want to make money, let presidents cheat all they want to make money, and even let the average American be so self-centered that we all a pay a price for it), then we are just slipping into the the world of dictatorships.
The founding fathers are surely rolling over in their hallowed graves as they watch America become nothing more than a self-centered land of consumption and trash.