I am not blaming you personally for your laws. You state "adherence to values we hold dear and which we will not exchange for freedoms that erode family ties, corrupt women, and unprotect children". I see criminalizing women and not men for the same acts does not do much for family ties - nor does it help protect children (giving them a new stable family, without their mother facing imprisonment, would more likely achieve that). And I have no idea why you stated "even if we remain a backward or poor nation" as you know there are many much poorer nations who treat their own people better. I am pleased that "when we visit foreign lands, we are humble to respect and "do as the Romans do." In most foreign lands you can buy some of that land, are given huge discounts on houses you rented, can gain citizenship, are not made to 'jump through hoops' to leave when you want to, can legally challenge deportations and get treated, often, as equivalent to (in the UK 'better than') citizens.