posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 08:18 PM
Hey, I know it looks bleak sometimes. And no, I don't think this is a jingoistic fish for complements on the part of Americans. A lot of us actually
do have the opinion that the rest of the world hates our guts and that this country is going to Hades, and there's absolutely nothing we can do.
But I'll tell you why I love America and the modern world in general. (I don't know if this is how the Forefathers intended it to be, but this is
how it turned out..)
I am a woman. I am in my mid-twenties. I am beholden to no one. I am not married, I do not live with my parents, I am in control of my own finances,
which I earn for myself, and my own education, which I earned for myself, and I may just start a business or write a novel.. by myself. I may love who
I choose. I may practice the religion of my choice. I may have a baby if I choose, or make sure I don't have a baby, if I choose. Not everyone may
agree with my choices, but if I stupidly try to force my opinions on an unwilling majority and they decide to harass me, the law is on my side at
least. I go where I want. Out of the country, around the country.. by myself, and no one bats an eye. Then I go vote in the elections, and write
whatever I feel like on internet forums, and go to rallies and meetings to support my favorite causes. I dyed my hair bright red when I broke up with
my boyfriend. I am a twenty five year old woman.
Would I have been able to do any of this 100 years ago? Would I be able to live like this in a country governed by Sharia Law? I don't think so. Is
it perfect? Well, no not yet. But I definitely couldn't settle for less, and I'm proud to be a peaceful soldier in the fight for the future. Don't
give up, my friends.