The United States of America is a special place. It isn’t perfect but it has contributed so many good things to the world via science, technology, medicine, and stability for other nations to develop. That is because no matter what, through thick and thin, the United States itself has always stayed together and though we may bicker like siblings sometimes we always have each other’s back when there is a need.
As cliché as it is, the saying “United we stand, divided we fall.” has always rang true. There are many problems facing the United States today but we need to look at these problems as just that. These problems should be solved using data, research, facts, and the lost art of critical thinking. It has been over 200 years since Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense.” You should make up your own mind instead of getting your information from the news which has been merged with entertainment, or your professors, friends, or even family. Even Russia and China want to tell you what to think. That is the beautiful thing about the mind; no one else can control it unless you let them and don’t think for yourself.
Despite what the news may have you think, there are good things that happen every day where people help one another out. Sometimes it is easy, sometimes it is hard, but always try to help your neighbors and do the right thing. You will not always be rewarded for it but these things are what make us strong and united.
In short, think for yourself, be nice, and help others. Stay united.