“One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.”
We all know that the above is a passage from the American Pledge of Allegiance. We all learned this basic concept of unity in grade school. It seems to me that some of us have forgotten or at the very least don’t value this important message and way of life. I am speaking of the idea that we are indeed “One Nation, Indivisible”. We must all find a way to return this concept to the forefront of our thinking. We must find a way for the citizens of the United States of America to take an active actionable interest in their nation even when there is no immediate direct benefit. We must once again become a nation of long-term investors and the idea of immediate gratification must be “educated” out of our collective conscious. This need for instant results is driving us into a hole that will be very difficult to get out of.
Politically we have become so divided that our election process is nothing but an elaborate “sales” job for the two primary political parties. The parties spend so much time and money trying to convince us of their positions on various topics with the most ridiculous spin; they forget to simply offer an actual solution for any given issue. Of course the divide in politics is nothing new, but aren’t we all just a little tired of being sold? Is it not the responsibility of our elected officials to present the views of the people and then govern by their direction? This constant bickering of “party line” nonsense has to stop! I am personally interested in solutions. I am not particularly interested in who comes up with the solution.
We are a nation of individuals, yes. However, this cannot mean that we are a nation of individuals solely looking out for themselves. We are the “United States of America”, not the “Individual States of America”. Yes, we each have individual rights, however it is the common unity of all of us as a Nation that allows a person to enjoy their individual freedoms and successes.
“United We Stand, Divided We Fall”