As an American, I have never been both ashamed and proud.

I’m proud of the people who work hard, and stand up for those who have been wronged. I’m saddened by the bullshit that keeps happening; shootings, prejudices, hate.

I’m proud of those who, despite all evils, still manage to stand up and do what’s right, regardless of that first gut instinct to run from danger but instead run towards it to protect the innocent.

I’m saddened by the leaders who can’t seem to get their heads out of their asses to do what’s best for us all, and not just for those with deep pockets.

I’m proud that I am from a military family, and that the tradition continues with my own children, but scared for their safety and the safety of all military & law enforcement personnel.

I wish we could remember the basics of what it means to be not just an American, but a good, decent, helpful, person and to do what’s right, despite the consequences.



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