First we had about three years of "He's a Russian asset."
Then there was the Ukrainian phone call debacle.
Followed by the silliest impeachment hearings in modern history.
Then along comes a virus, turning governors and mayors into power hungry tin gods.
When lockdown weary folks began to defy the orders from on high, enter the riots and looting and burning.
And once that activity lessened, here comes a second wave of virus hysteria.
And smack dab in the middle of all this, lets toss in the protest marches designed not to protest injustices but to keep us riled up and spreading hate. God forbid we should sit down together like civilized grown-ups and try to work out our differences.
And we can not forget those politicians who posture and pontificate and treat us like dim-witted children who can't possibly make decisions for ourselves and our families. The same ones who do their level best to keep society dependent upon government. The same ones who think that defunding the police is a great idea. How's that working for you Chicago, New York, Minneapolis! Not working out too well for the baby boy who was shot and killed while sitting in his stroller at a family picnic. Not too well for the little girl shot and killed while playing outside at her Grandma's house. Not too well for the cops who lost their lives due to the uptick in criminal violence this week. And last week. And the week before. But hey - we need fewer cops, dontcha know. Not working out too well at all.
I'm tired. Tired of it all. I was under the impression that I lived in America. You remember America, don't you? That place where we could speak our minds freely. That land of freedom to live our lives the way we chose to within the law. Where with hard work we could accomplish great things. That place where our flag waved proudly and was treated with respect and where citizens were treated the same.
I wonder if we can ever get it back - that America.
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