Democracy exists in name but not in substance in the U.S.
The fact that Al Gore was defeated by 534 votes in the crucial state of Florida by George W. Bush even though he was ahead by half a million votes in the national popular vote says it all.
All this argument about how the original plantation owners planned it that way as if there were anything sacrosanct about it is moot.
1763 was a decisive year because the Brits forbade the Virginians to go west of the Line of Proclamation, creating the spark of conflict of interest which, together with the Boston Tea Party incident, pushed American settlers to prefer independence instead of remaining loyal to the British crown.
Before the French-Indian War (Pontiac War) the American mentality wasn't like this at all. Americans actually flocked to join the British Army to fight against the French-Indian alliance, showing that financial conflict could lead to a change of heart literally overnight.
The Constitution doesn't fit today's world condition any more and is actually in the throes of a death-bed struggle.
Today's Sino-U.S. imbroglio is an inter-civilizational conflict totally different from that of the Peloponesian War (431-404 B.C.) which took place between the Athenian empire and the Peloponesian league lead by the Spartans -- essentially a Greek civil war.
The U.S.' attempt to enforce its so-called democratic values inherited from the Greeks upon China won some converts at the beginning of the 20th century, but has since been discredited and proven to be a sham that doesn't even work in America itself.
Just think what has the Constitution done for the Native Americans, who weren't protected by American laws -- for instance, a Native American could not be a witness to a crime -- including those against himself/herself -- in a Californian court of law.
That means if a white guy raped an Indian woman in a dark corner of a grocery store in broad daylight -- you might think that was accidental but it wasn't and in fact occurred all the time -- the Indian woman couldn't testify against the white guy in a court of law in California.
So all this talk about democracy, freedom etc. are just nice, comforting words on a cheat-sheet filled with right answers to a U.S. history quiz and never did exist in real life.
I suggest that you go online and seek out the movie called "Unconquered," starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard.
The Indian chief Guyasuta in the movie was played by the same actor who portrayed the heinous "Frankenstein" in the namesake movie -- Boris Karoff -- who had that trademark villainous look that white mothers used to invoke to scare their younger children into eating their vegetables.
In the film the ghost-like Indian chief was rigid, slow, stern, dimwitted and always mumbling unintelligible syllables that were supposed to represent the Indian language -- even though in the casting section there was a specialist hired to advise the director on what constituted the real Indian language.
Here you're talking about kung fu and Bruce Lee. Did you know that the kung fu actor in the namesake TV series was played by a white man called David Carradine who knew nothing about real martial arts?
Did you also know that when Bruce Lee first went to Hollywood he was asked to play a minor role in Green Hornet as a sidekick of a white guy who, again, didn't know anything about kung fu?
You are just too young to know these things, but just ask yourself this question -- why is it that few if any Asian male had ever been elected to sit in the White House as even a minor staff member? Is that because of their lesser ability or is it due to their being discriminated against by White America?
Just look at your U.S.-Treasury-issued $20 bills. Whose image is on that banknote? President Andrew Jackson began his career as General Jackson, and he as president was responsible for the forced exodus of Choctaw and Cherokee Indians from their homelands in Georgia to the barren lands of Oklahoma, resulting in the deaths of many tens of thousands of Indians. The journey to Hell is now called the Trail of Tears.
Now we call these Indians "Native Americans" but they looked exactly like East Asians.
Jackie Chan began as a minor bit player in traditional Chinese drama in Hongkong's Leiyuan as one of the Seven Little Fooks, but later went to Hollywood in the wake of Bruce Lee's success.
No one would have given him two hoots if China hadn't sent up her first earth-satellite in April 1970 and Bruce Lee had not already made it big in Hollywood thanks to the improved image of the nation as a result of CCP rule.
Gong Li was a woman and had never played any leading role in a Hollywood movie.
Yes, you never saw a Chinese male as a leading actor in a Hollywood movie with a mixed-ethnic cast until now -- because Chinese money is footing the bill in making the new and upcoming movies.
Chow Yun-Fat participated as an actor in "Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger" which had a all-Chinese cast and is not to be counted as a "Hollywood film." There was also a film about queers with a mixed cast of an Asian male and a white guy called "Brokeback Mountain" directed by Ang Lee, but that was not what you would call a "normal" movie.