It has been said that writing can be considered an act of rebellion.
I believe that, under the very freedoms documented in the Constitution and its Amendments, I can feel free to think what I
like and to speak what I think with no one even vaguely attempting to inhibit such activities other than to debate whether
or not I have really said anything worthwhile.
Having been born elsewhere, that's probably a lot more significant
to me than the eventual readers. Unless a reader has also experienced the inhibitions of foreign mores, the entire statement
may be self-evident. Lucky you - and me.