Day 23 A Letter to America

Dear America,

I am writing to you today to tell you that I’m very disappointed in you. I had such high hopes for you when we were younger. I thought you had a chance to be better than you were. I thought you would mature and evolve and things would get better. Unfortunately, here we are in a place where people are still hating and killing each other because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. We are in a place where a loud, obnoxious, racist, orange buffoon actually has a chance to become our president. We are in a place where we refuse to help refugees because they are the “wrong” religion. I don’t understand where and when we went wrong.

I know what you are going to say. You’re going to point out how even with your problems you are still better than some of the other countries in the world. That may be true, but it doesn’t excuse the bad things. I understand that there are places worse than America and I”m still happy to live here. I know there are a lot of good people in America trying to do the right thing. The problem I have is that you have let the loud, hateful minority seize control. You got angry and you let anger make your decisions for you. This is not the way you want to live. You can’t let your anger lead you to bad decisions. Take a deep breath and count to ten before you elect a clown. Trust me, you will be happier if you make your decision based on intellect and not emotion.

You have a lot of potential America. You can reach that potential if you go back to what makes the country great. You are great because you are the land of opportunity where people of all races and religions can come to live their dreams. You are great because people are free to be who and what they want to be. You can reach your potential only if you refuse to require a religion test to enter the country. You can reach your potential only if you allow people to love who they want and be who they want. You can’t reach your potential if you live on hate, anger, and distrust of those who are not like you. America can be great again when America re-embraces its role as the great melting pot.

Make me proud America. Do what it takes to reach that potential. Love each other. Welcome those who aren’t like you. Don’t try to force everyone to be like you. We can do this.




3 thoughts on “Day 23 A Letter to America

  1. Unfortunately, most of the people who are the source of this problem don’t seem to be very big on reading in general, and they think ‘intellect’ is a bad word. When we have a mob parading with torches through an American city chanting, “Heil Trump”, as we just had in Virginia, it doesn’t look as if that group is open to any kind of communication or broadening of outlook.
    If anyone had shown me the news of this past couple of years back when I was joining the Marines in 1976, I wouldn’t have believed it. I swore an oath to the Constitution, but most of these folks never seem to have heard of it.

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