This is about freedom and being free.

As Americans we were promised freedom but as if recently that promise has not been fulfilled, if we are such a free country then black civil rights and gay civil rights wouldn't even be a thing. Minorities and homosexuals would not be fighting for equality, (Ronald Reagan):“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Growing up in America I was told that I could be what I want to be and my dad would tell me “it’s your world we're just living in it” but as soon as I turn out to be gay everyone in America frowns upon people like me. But, I thought I could be what I want in America? Nope they all lied, if you're not living the standard American dream then you're living wrong according to the U.S and two guys raising kids as their own is not an American dream.

Also, why can’t we share our great country? If it's so great full of opportunities, then how come we can't let in refugees so they can be just as free? Our current president has stated, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

In conclusion, I think that we as Americans are letting too much go by and we should fight for what we believe in and do something about our freedom and not just sit back and let things just happen.




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