Pride, Patriotism, and Unity

Seventeen years ago, on September 11, 2001, America was attacked by Islamic jihadists. Although Americans were caught off guard, they pulled together and fought back. Their pride, patriotism and unity were on full display. ( politicians-government officials- media + Americans) At the time, ethnicity, religion, political preference, and gender didn’t matter. Everyone was an American.

Fast forward to 2018. What is going on? Pride, patriotism, and unity have been replaced by division and hate. It is time to turn things around, America.

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