Let’s Go Back to Being American

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The US Election Day is finally upon us.  Boy, will I be happy when it is over.  No more political ads.  No more mud-slinging.  No more lies.  No more accusations.  I hope we go back to being a United country, where we are all bound by a common thread – being American.  Not the kind of American that judges others.  Not the kind of American that says their beliefs are better than others’ beliefs.  Not the kind of American that thinks their rights are more important than the well-being of others.  Not the kind of American that tries to force their beliefs, their religion, their judgments on others.  Let’s face it, bipartisanship is never going to happen in politics.  Not really.  But that doesn’t really matter.  What matters is that we show bipartisanship in our daily lives.  That we show each other love, and kindness, and understanding.  That we cross the divide – whether that is the divide of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, occupation, nationality, locale, you name it.  Let’s show each other love and compassion, and help our fellow man… and woman.  Instead of looking at pictures of the devastation in NJ and NY and other places and just counting ourselves lucky, let’s lend a helping hand.  If not directly to them, then to others, even in our own neighborhoods, schools, and businesses.  Give someone a helping hand, or your spare change, or your shoulder to cry on.  That’s the American spirit I miss.  Where is the love?

7 thoughts on “Let’s Go Back to Being American

  1. JC Emery

    This was a great post. I think the closer to the election, we all get a little antsy and it becomes more and more difficult to keep quiet when it seems no one else is. Better than reaching across the aisle, let’s reach out to whomever we can and try to rebuild our country and work on supporting one another rather than opposing one another. 🙂

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  3. Greg

    Personally, I can’t wait for it all to be over. Visiting my parents’ farm over the weekend, I couldn’t believe the hateful rhetoric loaded into every commercial on every one of their satellite channels. I’d forgotten the bonus that when I gave up TV, I gave up that too.

    Whatever the outcome of the election, I’ll be glad when Twitter settles down and it’s back to horrifically reductionist beer commercials on the airwaves again. Can we just have that? Please?

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