Is the idea of freedom in the United States superior to the freedom of other developed sovereign nations?
If not for the expressed American ideal and its example, who would not be horribly repressed?
It seems we are ranked number 15 in personal freedom.
"The best countries for personal freedom are:
2. New Zealand
10. Uruguay "
Germany definitely doesn't have much in the way of freedom of speech
There is no freedom in government, only better concealed slavery.
In ideas of course. We're the only country that values liberty over equality. Unfortunately in practice this translates to less freedom than some other countries....but our ideas are good.