America is the most exclusive club in the world. You have to be born in, or work extremely hard to get in. We all pay dues, called taxes. Members have amazing social and financial benefits, one of them being the American dollar. Another is that you have an eternally forgiving mother. If you get into trouble somewhere in the world, even if it's your own fault, we'll come get you and take care of you.
Why are we so exclusive? Because we SHOULD be. Those lucky enough to be born in and those who have worked hard enough to get in should be proud of their membership. They shouldn't be willing to give away what they've worked for or been blessed with to anyone who wants to join.
Everyone wants to heal the world, uplift the fallen, give to the tired, poor, huddled masses.....but the simple, cold truth is if we give away membership to anyone who wants it, particularly those who don't pay for it, then our club won't be a very nice place.
When you really sit and think about it, a world where everyone is truly equal is a nightmare.