I am quite proud to be an American, don’t get me wrong. But lately (translation: ever since George W. Bush first took office and now that the “tea party” has been formed), I feel like our Constitution is a bit of a joke. No one even follows it anymore. Freedom of religion? Please. If you’re not white and attend some psycho right wing nut job evangelical mega church then you have no religious freedom. Freedom of speech? PPSSHH. Granted, we definitely have freedom of speech - I will never argue with that - but more and more, my country is a country full of blind, deaf and dumb lambs who will believe any lie they hear rather than face up to the truth. And don’t get me started on same-sex relationships and immigration. Right now, we have a state that’s fighting to basically throw out one of the ammendments of our nation’s constitution. AND, because I have a vagina and I happen to be dating another human being who also has a vagina, I am told that I do not have the right to marry her. Education is a joke in this country. Yes, it is infinitely better than the education in a lot of other countries…but seriously? It’s a joke. Our educational system is set up to make students fail, both in high school and in college.
*sighs* This is not the kind of America my ancestors came to; and this is not the kind of America that my family has fought to defend in every war this nation has ever taken part in.
So, yes…I do feel as if I should be living in another more liberal, more educated, country….which makes me sad because I’m very proud of my ancestry.