Our nation seems to be in a constant state of turmoil and confusion. Our leaders no longer care about leading; they are driven by power and greed. There are so many small petty issues bouncing back and forth that it is hard to keep track of them all. Name calling and back stabbing should not be part of this great nation’s daily agenda. I truly believe we have forgotten where we came from.
The Pilgrims that first settled here came in search of a place where they could worship how they wanted, live as they wanted, and just have a chance to be happy. I think if those same people could see our country now they would shake their heads in disbelief and sadness.
At some point in time we got away from the original values of the Pilgrims, and that is when we began our downward spiral as a nation. The early settlers had it tough, but they were so proud of what they had. They worked hard and went to bed tired every night. They built their houses from trees they cut, and they ate the food they grew and hunted. Sometimes even I forget just how easy I have things. I find myself bitching about having to drive two blocks to the store for a gallon of milk. Bet the Pilgrims wouldn’t have bitched about that.
So how do we turn this nation around and get back on the right track? Well it’s going to take some time to fix: it didn’t get in this shape overnight. I believe change has to start from the top. We need leaders that care to start with. We need leaders that understand they work for us. If our government has to have a total overhaul…so be it. We actually do have some very smart people running our country, but, they are just not smart enough to work together. If they can’t agree on anything then we as a nation can’t possibly improve and move forward. Remove them.
As we work on improving our government, there are things all us average citizens can do too. We need to learn to be nice again. When we get back to a time when we can once again wave at our neighbors as we drive down the road, we will be making progress.
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