We should be ashamed. Very ashamed. 

america-3005258_640Are these the “American Values” we hold so dear. Is this the example we want set for the world? We were great once, a beacon of what one day we could achieve.

Now?

We will be judged by our actions and our achievements.

Ask yourself, what have we truly achieved in an age where we have so much capability and potential? Our founding charter, the document that is the fabric of our country speaks of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and yet so many of our own citizens have been denied proper healthcare, education, living conditions, and even, in some cases, access to basic needs.

Does THIS (article) from CNN make you happy?  Puerto Rico – Six Months Later

Why do we neglect our own people and provinces and at the same time distance ourselves from each other  in an ever shrinking world?

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The American Flag was once a symbol of hope, prosperity, and freedom for all, a beacon of light around the world to remind them of the power of democracy and the voice of the people. That call was so strong, France gifted us with another symbol of the American spirit.

 

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” she wrote. “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

– Statue of Liberty

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Throughout history we’ve proven one thing for certain. We are strongest #together.

Our most prosperous times have been our most cooperative. Yet we stand #divided, polarized on two sides of the same fence, so many voices shouting together we become burdened by the pressure of making sense of it all, picking sides as though our country were no more than a football tournament.

When does it stop? Where do we draw the line?

How many PEOPLE does it take before it becomes wrong?

 

“What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed?—a beast, no more. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, looking before and after, gave us not that capacity and god-like reason to fester unused.”

– Shakespeare’s Hamlet

The truth is out there, buried between the rhetoric, as plain as the nose on your face. We’ve lost our way as a country, as a community, as a species. No matter what religion you are, what walk of life you hail from, what country you claim as origin, or what culture drives your wishes; this should turn our stomachs. One life suffering should anger us, a life lost should hurt, a terrorist act, unthinkable.

Instead, we point fingers and rationalize and because these people can’t advocate for themselves, we turn our meager attention back to the Great Wizard and stand in awe at his might and power.

How many have even thought to look behind the curtain?

#TearDownTheWalls #BringPeopleTogether #EmbraceHumanity #MakeAmericaProud #BeInformed #NoLimits

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AUTHOR/EDUCATOR

J.M.CATAFFO

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