A Troubled Eagle
I love my Country – The United States of America.
Regardless of the problems we face today, I still would much rather live here in America (and be free) than just about anywhere else on the planet
These words I’ve written, that you are reading right now, represent a clear example of my ability to freely write what I think and feel.
To be creative in a free environment whether it be the written word or some other artistic format represents the very best that this country offers to each of its citizens.
I am proud to be an American even with all my own, my country’s and its citizen’s shortcomings. There is still much good, much love and much caring going on. You have but to see it and become a part of it.
Being an American is about three things,
I think everyone of us has the first one down pat. And I think at some level of awareness most of us Americans are aware that there is a responsibility factor in the democratic way of Life (no not the political party).
It’s the third one that’s so troubling. I have never heard so many people – in so many parts of this country – on a multitude of social media – complain about what’s wrong. Pointing fingers, blaming others or talking about what they don’t have!
And many of these problems are true, but there are two sides to the American Coin. One side is Freedom (as in freedom of expression). The other side is Responsibility. This means accepting responsibility ourselves for what needs to happen to improve things that need improving, or change things that need changing. That means all of us who are able to do so in this country.
It is not about they or them, it’s about me and it’s about you. You can start by voting next month. We will stay free as long as we assume the duties as Americans that are our responsibility.
One of them is voting. The survival for our democratic way of life is dependent on us – our actions, or lack of them. It is that simple – A two sided coin, you cannot have one without the other, Always this is true.
If you haven’t registered to vote yet, go online, an easy thing to do my friends from the U.S.A. ~ Please, your/our country needs you! Thank you.
Once again thanks for stopping by, my best to you this day, Penny