3. I understand your point
4. I agree with the things you said but I still can think of some good things about the US. I get your point about the US having more laws now however from my experience Germany is pretty tight. I can't tell you how many things that is acceptable in the US that would be forbidden or you'd need a permit for in Germany. On the other side Germany is ran like a clock compared to the US.
5. Want to move? If you don't like the high taxes of socialism and the corrupt capitalism of the US, want a good economy but no gov't corruption then I think you are running out of choices.
I agree that there is change.... you can feel it. Some call it progression; I suppose it could be called that. The truth is that the future will be some combination of both.