Sunday, June 8, 2014

Don't Lose Faith.

Battered or bruised we must hold faith.
Nationalism can be a wonderful thing. What is nationalism? As defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, nationalism is "a feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country." This is a feeling a lot of Americans have been losing lately, unfortunately. Loyalty is burnt by the fire the government causes, and the fuel the media feeds it. How much of us are losing our confidence?
The Associated Press-NORC center for public affairs research is a wonderful entity. In one of their recent polls they found some interesting information. 64% of Americans don't believe Congress isn't interested in improving unemployment. 85% don't trust congress will fix the country's money problems. 75% feel the same way about immigration. 70% about foreign policy. 63% about education. The list goes on. Basically the people are losing faith in their government. This is not good and these numbers should be wrong. A lot of people blame the government for them losing their faith. True or not we are the ones that lost faith making that portion of the problem our fault. How do we reestablish our faith?
Little by little. Start putting those flags back on your cars. Stomp out those conversations that our country is always screwing up, especially those anti-government social media posts. Speak highly of our country and pass it on. If we don't believe in the home team who will? Win or lose this is our home and we must have faith that it will continue to be a great one. This is the opinion of one man.