A couple of months ago, Freakonomics Blog asked its readers to decide a new "6-word motto" for the United States. And the winner was:
Our Worst Critics Prefer to Stay
Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics wrote:
I applaud your choice of winner, and I especially applaud “edholston,” the blog reader who wrote the motto. “Our Worst Critics Prefer to Stay” is, while perhaps not outrightly uplifting, a wonderfully concise acknowledgment of the paradox that a capitalist democracy inevitably is: a place that is often well worth complaining about, and which allows you to complain as loudly as you wish.