I could go on another rant about how all this Captain America thing is bugging me still but my old buddy Book Steve did a much better job without the venom I would have no doubt injected. Check out his entire article by clicking the link above.
Captain America has transcended into more than just a fictional character. Like Superman, he represents "truth, justice, and the American way" to millions around the world who may never have even seen a comic book. He's bigger than Marvel. He idealizes our freedoms, our struggles, our history, and our future.