More than ever…

It is the 4th of July in the year, 2018.

More than ever, we need to be careful. We need to think about coming elections, any elections, for that matter. We cannot continue to allow the degradation of our democracy and the loss of rights and privileges that were, frankly, not on spot. We were moving in the right direction, but we still had not arrived. We were a work in progress.

The arrival on the scene of what I call the current régime brought about changes that seem unfathomable. How we could begin to lose the start of the progress we had made? We had started to turn things around, things that went awry because we have a history of treating some peoples as less than equal. Falsehoods abound and they come from the mouths of government officials from top to bottom.

I never thought of us as a perfect civilization and I didn’t see us even as civilized as many in other countries. We don’t take care of our children properly, be it childcare, healthcare, or education. We were not smart enough to understand that in taking care of everybody that we all gain, even financially. We were less than an equal people, but we were, for a long time, at least trying to make a positive change.

Now, simple things that we took for granted are being taken from us.

A part of our country, Puerto Rico, had a disastrous time in the aftermath of a hurricane. They are still not where they should be. Children were separated from their parents under the guise that they were dangerous immigrants. Our government got away with this.

The current government gets away with so many things that in previous years would have been stopped cold within moments.

Let’s have a good celebration. Let us celebrate what our forefathers worked so hard for. Let’s not let them down by allowing a continuation of this mean and nasty set of people in power.

Long Live the United States of America!

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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