The Divided States of America
For as long as the United States came to being, from explorers, settlers, colonists and citizens, there has always been some kind of division.
Division can be useful. Conflict is necessary for growth, not just for a hero in a story, but to shed light on an issue or subject that is seen from various points of view. The heroine must go against their complacency and achieve a goal that is necessary to have a better sense of being, not just for themselves, but for their surroundings too.
The United States of America has always had many flawed traits, just as a hero should in a story. The story of the U.S.A. is filled will patriots, on both sides of the color spectrum, who have imperfections that reflect multiple perspectives. Many citizens desire the same thing, but in different ways.
I’m sure that most of the citizens of the U.S. appreciate the opportunity to live in a land of the free and home of the brave, however the 2020 election is illuminating not the unity of a country we say is the home of the free and the brave, but just how divided we are in our hearts about what it means to be brave and free. We are living in a divisive time, where one part of our thoughts are, “What can the government do for me?” And the other part asks, “What can the government do for us all as a country?”
The world is watching as the spotlight on the United State of America is intense right now. The question remains, will this country adhere to the unique constitution in a 21st Century World? Or will we become the Divided States of America and throw caution to the wind?