The older I get, the more cynical I get. As an American, I feel like political issues are tearing this country apart: health care, education, and gun control are just some of the topics that are fragmenting neighbors. Republicans hate Democrats. Democrats hate Republicans. If you vote with your heart, and choose who you believe to be the best candidate, you are scoffed at for being idealistic. Political discord brings a dismal and bleak tone to America.
However, the American people and the American political system are not the same. the American people are united in one basic belief: We are the People of these United States. We are united in a common belief of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If anyone challenges that belief, we ban together to show them that we are strong, we are unified, and we stand as one.
Don’t believe me? Watch this video. Be prepared to get goosebumps.
I am proud to call myself a citizen in the United States. To my fellow countrymen, I may not practice the same religion or have the same beliefs and customs as you do, but that does not matter. We are united. We are one!