There are two Americas and subsequently two types of Americans: Heroes and Zeroes.
There is the America of the Berkeley City Council and Code Pink.
Then there is the America of an ordinary girl from Texas - Monica Lin Brown.
...and another from Kentucky - Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester.
A way to tell is if you ask the zeroes if they are heroes they will say yes, they are the ones defending America and if you ask the heroes if they are heroes they would say no, they were just doing their job.