As described above, compared to australians, americans seem prone to needing a leader figure, someone to "take charge".
(slaps head) oh shit, you're right...
this is when the men in black knock on my door and drag me away for my internet conspiracy against big brother....(ok I've had too much coffee)
I do see your point.
The more I think I about it, you have made a really good one. I think that this goes back to my other thread on Why we need God. That being said, keep in mind America is a melting pot of so many cultures. Different Gods (gods) (entities, deities etc)
In all honesty, I'll admit, I know little about Australia(ns) except that you have a lot of sharks swimmin' about your waters. If twerent for da sharks Bruce, if twerent for da sharks...
Oh and the people seem ok.