Somehow, neighbor has turned against neighbor, brother against brother, and Americans are turning against their own country.
In my memory, it's never been as bad as it is now. Those of you who recall the protests over the Vietnam War and other conflicts may see things differently – I'm not sure how it was in our country during those times. I can only speak about what I personally recall.
But I remember what it is to be an American. I remember who I am.
We are weaker when we are divided.
The United States of America we once knew is fading and turning into the Divided States of America.
And it's heartbreaking.
No longer do we have the sense of patriotism we once did. No longer do we know that the country will pull together to fight against threats. No longer do we have any illusions that people in government are actually working for us – 99% of politicians are there to work for themselves, line their own pockets, and increase their own power.
If we live in a country where we have no voice and no representation, do we really live in a free country? Is it the same country at all as the one that was formed back on July 4, 1776?
No wonder we're divided.