I am saddened that I am treated with respect mostly by those outside of America then inside. I am saddened by all the arguing back and forth about what a racist is, what a homophobe is, what a hater is. I never encounter this when I speak with non-americans.I have seen a degradation in decency in how most people treat each other online. The intolerance and hatred if you dont think the way I do or feel the way I do. The attack in public and in private on fellow americans who have different political and/or personal beliefs. and now, as I am about to marry a non-american, she makes a good argument to live outside of the US. and I intrinsically want to combat that thought, but it is a good and tragic possiblity.