I believe this is what makes America so great. In no other country in the world are voices so heard and elections so important. Read Daniel Hannan's New Road to Serfdom to get a good picture of why we should feel privileged to be Americans. He is an outsider looking in, being from England, and writes about how elections have so much more of an impact here than they do their. He gives a great picture of how are primaries play such a significant role and compares it to England's system to where elections don't change anything and the same politicians are in power your years and years. When elections don't have an impact, citizens don't care to pay attention, get involved or vote. Here an America politicians are under the utmost scrutiny and therefore need to do their best in order to stay in office.