I love my country. I have been to Maine and California, and passed thru many states in-between. I love the people and cultures that thrive here. I love the diversity and the unity that we live in. I love my country.
I hate what my government has become. It makes me sad to see how far we have fallen from our noble beginnings. I hate that we are at war with what seems like everyone else in the world. I hate that the government tortures and murders innocents in my name. I hate that, in order to fly to New England to visit the rest of my family, I have to endure either indecent exposure or inappropriate touching by government thugs. I hate that the taxes I pay are used for things I abhor, and all I can do is whimper about it, since clearly elections have no effect.
I love the Constitution of the United States. It was based on a nascent understanding of natural human rights, and proposed for the second time (the first being Switzerland) a nation that was a federation of strong states, a wonderful example of subsidiarity.
I hate that the Constitution is honored in the breach, given lip-service to, and generally ignored by all those who took oaths to uphold it. Their attempts to change it by making it a “living” document has led only to a government of willfulness and degeneration.
I miss my old country. Will someone please help me get it back?