I rarely use the word "country." I wouldn't be able to tell you when I last used it. But it is in the note, and it is also used quite extensively by the Ramseys, especially John. I just thought I'd point it out. Phony Ransom Note: We respect your bussiness but not the country that it serves. CNN 1/1/97: JR: I want the best minds this country has to offer to help us resolve this. PR: That's why we have to find out who did this, so the nation can be restored to knowing that there are still good Christian families and most of our country is that way, it's just the bad ones gets the publicity. Daily Camera Interview 5/2/97: JR: And so he retained counsel for Patsy and I. And we later learned, and later was really the next few days, that the reason he did this is that sadly, for our country, most tragedies of this nature, the killing of a child, apparently in the majority of cases are family related. JR: And I think that's a tragic statement for our country but because we were the parents of JonBenet we were automatically put in the suspect pool and so to not have knowledgeable counsel, my close friend felt, would be foolish. JR: It's a tragedy that many children are killed in this country every year. JR: Well, it's - you know at first we were shocked, and then outraged, and then we understood statistically that's a sad state of affairs - that that's apparently the majority of cases like this in our country family members or parents are ultimately involved so we accepted being suspects. JR: But I think we also as a country and perhaps some of you as a reporting entity - enemy - are cynics. JR: Well, we think we are a normal American family that loves and values their children much like most of the families in this country. PR: We have very dear friends in Atlanta and other parts of the country. JR's Letter to the Media, 9/28/98: It is not true that you can buy justice in this country, but sadly, it does take money to protect your rights against abuse of the law by those charged with its application. Today Show, 3/20/00: PR: In this country, if you're guilty, you need an attorney. But if you are innocent, you had better have the best attorney that you can find. PR: The media is so powerful. They can--can formulate public opinion in this country. JR: We want the foundation to focus on protecting America's children against predators. I would like the murder of a child to be treated in this country as a federal offense. JR: We should, as a country, respond to that the best that we can. Larry King Live, 3/27/00: PR: I'm worried for the entire country. Larry King Live, 3/28/00: PR: People from all over the country come here and leave pieces of artwork, and poetry, and flowers, and toys, and they all bring a little angel and hang it on the tree. JR: The single-most significant thing we could do as a country to impact crime is to establish a national DNA bank. JR: We -- you know, what we have learned is that there's evil in all parts of the country. Burden of Proof, 4/28/00: PR: If I were in charge today, I would hire two or three of this country's top homicide detectives. JR: ....my family has probably been investigated more than any families in the country. DOI: (I do not have this book; these are from excerpts available on the internet, so I don't know who is responsible for which statement, and there are undoubtedly many more instances of this in their book.) We tried to explain that Santa was still working his way across the country. Another strange component in the crime was the signature of S.B.T.C. at the end of the ransom note. What could this strange series of letters actually mean? Speculation grew as the note and the signature spread across the country. On the morning of Dec. 26, 1996, we were typical Americans who believed that America was a great country. Larry King Live, 5/31/00: JR: We went to the best polygrapher in the country. PR: You know, this has subverted justice in this country like nothing in the history of the Constitution of this country. PR: Well, somebody better get worried about it [someone 'out there'], because there are children in this country that are just as vulnerable as JonBenet was. That's a lot of instances of the use of the word "country" in just a few conversations. I doubt that I have used that word this many times throughout my entire life (which covers several decades, to be sure).