I had once believed that there was a strong foundation of ideals that held Americans together. But today, I do not see anything that resembles the America of my dreams. The American I persistently pursue with heart and mind. Granted I am not the best person on this Earth, but I try to live my life with a pure heart and a straight mind. I once believed that America would fight for their God given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness so long as it did not hurt one another. I no longer see this in todays America.
WE were founded on the great ideas of John Locke and it was propagated by the great founders of America. The basic Idea feels a little blurry now and I don’t know what to say or how to feel when people are willing to sell their freedoms for a Rule of Man, while, we were only prosperous under rule of law.
WE were founded on that idea that America will take the hungry, the poor, the outcasts and give them an opportunity in this would so long as they fight to hard and graciously–although there is nothing gracious about the fight for success–for it. America is the place where anyone can fight for themselves to pursue a better life. Yes, it is nice for things to stay the same, but our manufacturing jobs are being replaced by computers and robotics, and during this shift we are expecting the same jobs when they are being replaced by different ones. So, we fight for our dreams as an American, as a human being we have to fight for our dreams. This is why immigrants come to this country, because it is the best, because it gives us the freedom to chase our dreams, to give us better lives. Or at least I thought, most people have turned a blind eye to the hard work that founded this nation.
No human being can take away another person’s dream.
WE have given away our dreams, we gave it away to the wind–to human guile–and we blame it on the wrong people.
I don’t know what is going to happen under Trump’s Rule, but the American system was designed so greatly to avoid disasters and tyranny and dictatorship. I do not doubt Trump’s intentions to be good, but I do not know how to feel about his presidency other than a little hopeless inside.
I just don’t want to stop pursuing my dreams, and I don’t want another person to stop me, but I am not so sure of that anymore in this world. It is a dream to amend my mistakes raise my daughter and start a family and just be happy.
I apologize, this post is rather incoherent.