The land of the free, hackneyed iconic images.
Mount Rushmore. The Bald Eagle. George Washington. And of course, the Statue of Liberty. In this great(ish) country of ours, if you want to sell cars, magazines, mattresses, clothes, strip bars, whatever, and you're lazy and cheap—you have a ready pool of patriotic, rights-free images at your disposal that have been used ad infinitum through ad history. While making ads thusly isn't much of a display of "independence," it is a very American thing to do. So today, sally forth citizens and be indolent and unoriginal. It's your right. Also, eat a Pop-Tart®.
previously in America:
1. The Bank of Opportunistic Stock Photo Use.
2. Me Tarzan. You Jane. Army Strong™. Commercial Weak.
3. Operation Thesaurus.
4. Little Mr. Apricot tells USA 'F-You.'