What many Americans don’t realize is how far from freedom we have fallen. As a nation, we have forgotten how valuable freedom really is. We take for granted what we see on the surface and experience in our daily lives, but don’t treasure this gift that many nations have never seen before. Over the next decade, it is important that all Americans realize what was achieved by the founding fathers. Freedom is the most important element of the United States that we must not lose. We must stay Americans.