What happened to the country of my forefathers?

          The European Union landed a satellite on a comet. The Netherlands installed a bike path lined with solar cells that generates electricity. And the United States is worried about an epidemic that has so far been contracted by less than 1% of it's population, but refuses to vaccinate their children against diseases that kill hundreds or even thousands of it's citizens every year. America is more interested in what two people of the same gender do in the privacy of their own home, instead of learning the facts about fossil fuel emissions and global warming.

Settling for failure

          When did we sacrifice our courage and intelligence, and become complacent in our ignorance ? When did we make decisions based on fear instead of fact? And when did we make everything outside of politics a political debate? Saying you were an American, from the land of the free and home of the brave, used to actually mean something and could inspire not just United States citizens, but everyone world wide. It gave us something to strive for, to live up to, and to earn. Now it's just a mindless saying people use out of habit, like a catchy jingle.

Strive for greatness

          You can do better America. You owe it to yourselves. Quit getting your opinions from the "news" and from Facebook. Get the facts, and form your own opinion. Learn, not because you're forced to, but because it will lead to a better tomorrow. And be willing to make sacrifices for the greater good. We've gotten off track, all of us, myself included... but we can make this the greatest country on the planet once again.

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