1) America is very, very special. How special? Did you know that we INVENTED national parks? In Europe, people who want to go camping have to bring the duke a fattened calf first, and even then they may be flogged for the enjoyment of some court dandy before they get to set up their Coleman stove.

2) Parks are the very essence of democracy. Somehow.

3) Parks are good for your soul, and our commitment to preserving them makes us way more democratic and special than Europeans.

4) John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt were in love.

Points 1-3 are made about 12 times per hour by people with denim shirts and beards. Point 4 I just kinda read between the lines a little.