Yep! Here in the USA, we were founded by two groups of people:
* Those seeking freedom of religion, because Europe was too strict
* Those seeking freedom of religion, because Europe was too lax
So, we ended up with all the left and right leaning nutcases, while all the reasonable moderates stayed in Europe, happy with the status quo.
If you folks over there would stop SMOKING so much though - a bad habit you picked up after Americans, and now perpetuate even though the US has cut back considerably - I might consider relocating