Thursday, October 23, 2008

Anti American

Who gets to decide the meaning of American? Why do the Republicans get to decide who is or is not American? I always thought that being American was wanting better for your country. If that means disagreeing with the status quo, then so be it. Being patriotic comes in all forms. It doesn't mean you wear a flag pin or waves flags around.

What is American about people going without healthcare? What is American about poverty, and going to bed without food in your stomach. I thought when we all contribute to the good of the whole. Isn't that what was so enchanting about the long years before us? When community was so key. You knew your neighbors.. and neighborhoods worked together to ensure that everyone was safe and taken care of.

This is why I'm voting for Obama. He's that type of person. He's willing to give up more of his own income in order to benefit others who need it. We need to stop this mentality of handouts are bad. Everyone needs help during their life. Look in your own family. There has been someone who needed help. Most people want to be able to provide for themselves and their families... and any time you enpower someone, they usually step up to the plate.

I just don't think any group of people can market being "American".


monkey girl said...

Like my bumper sticker says,

'Peace is Patriotic'

I have many bumper stickers. They get a many types of reactions from people, some good, some bad. It's my car I'm allowed to say whatever I want...that's American.

These last 8 years have been the only time I've been ashamed to be an American. I can't wait till Bush is out of office, and I just pray that Obama wins this election!

Jen said...

I'm not religious, but I am praying with ya! Thanks for your comments, it's nice to know that I'm not alone. :D