I lived in the greatest country in the world. We had rights, and our government was answerable to US. We had privacy, we had ownership, we had all we needed, and much of what we "wanted".
Far away, on another continent, there was a land where people were spied upon by their government. Where they could be arrested for speaking their minds, and where they were held without lawyers, without bail, without trials - for years.
In that far-away country, people didn't live well, they wore sad, patched, broken-down clothing, stood in lines for food, and didn't even have any toilet paper. People were not allowed to travel without permission from the government. They did not have the right to vote.
Corrupt and evil politicians grew fat and wealthy on the backs of the oppressed "masses".
Abraham Lincoln was held up as an example of all that was good for us - "Government OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people".
Today I feel like crying, after reading the usual blogs.
Please, Dear Deity - let it only be