Where did America go?

I have been a candidate for office, so I guess you could call me a recovering politician. These are my thoughts, right or wrong; they are mine!

I love my country. I am a patriot.

I think that as far as nations with potential, as far as nations that have been founded on noble goals and ideals, the United States of America was founded on a revolution that has never ended.

That everyone was created equal.

America is synonymous with equal rights, with freedom from persecution, with the freedom to be you without fear of oppression.

Where did America go?

America is the nation of amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties. Today we have companies polluting with impunity. We are destroying our ecological future; turning the grain fields into glowing fields of toxic waste and stripping mining those purple mountain tops for the coal.

Where did America go?

Sweet land of liberty. Stirring words; a land that you are supposed to be able to cast off the bonds of persecution, to worship, or not, in a  manner you see fit. To marry who you want. To be able to go out into public without fear of the police stopping you for the color of your skin or what you look like. The shining city on the hill, an example to other nations.

Today, we see state legislatures strip citizens of rights because their religious bigotry insists on it. A nation that bans entry to a person simply because of the god he prays to. A nation that suggests that only those who look, think and act like they are the only real Americans. The tyrants that America fought in World War Two are now our elected officials.

Where did America go?

It is funny in a sick way, that the very people that are destroying this laboratory of democracy, have stolen the images of our Founding Fathers; have taken our symbols in a perversion that borderlines on a religion, the Church of the Tea Party.

The very people that scream freedom, push to take it from others. The very people that talk about “Making America Great Again” are destroying the very soul of the nation that made it great.

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