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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Ideal vs. Reality of the USA

 When you visit the United States Capitol in D.C., you come away with a love for the ideal of our country. They sort of run over the warts of the past, and sell the best in all of the tourist things they do there.

But the ideal of our country is awesome.

The reality, sometimes, not so much.

Freedom is not free and should also not be absolute.

In one of the most liberal cities in the country there are more homeless and helpless people living there, stepped over by those that are supposedly fighting for them.

But the great thing about this country is that there are people fighting for all groups, even the ones we do not agree with. That's what makes us different and the moral high ground to fight for others.

But it also requires us to admit our mistakes, move forward, and try to be better.

Visiting Washington D.C. this past week reminded me of why our country was and is so great. But it also reminded me of how far we still have to go.