For the past 241 years, there has existed this place called the United States of America. Now, the U.S.A was an experiment in how to make a representative democracy work. Experiments are supposed to have trial and error and all the while learning from the mistakes to reach the desired goal. In the case of the U.S, this goal was to form a nation of the people by the people and for the people. A noble goal, challenging yet achievable. And in many cases, our founding fathers did an excellent job. Their greatest accomplishment must undeniably be allowing the constitution to be amended. In this decision, they admitted their ignorance. They saw that their work was not perfect, that times would change, and the thoughts and feelings of the people would change with them. They gave future generations the chance to do better than they did. With slavery, Native American massacres, and imperialist agendas there was plenty of space to do better. And the next generations would try to do better but they failed to heed Washington's warning of political parties. The parties continue to split the country resembling gangs in a turf war. The intent of collective progress shifted to a desire for power and control. They pushed agendas to increase control masquerading as protecting the people. The public is caught in a deadlock between two sides neither of which has proven to value the selflessness need to make the experiment successful. The country can't be better when the leaders are focused on bettering their carrers. The U.S is full of shit because it contradicts itself. The U.S will claim to abolish slavery and then have humans work for no pay in chains and have them sleep in cages. They call it the prison. The U.S will claim to fight for freedom abroad but will kill anyone who dares question the viability of their perspective on freedom. The U.S will tell people to go out and vote while leaving the real voting to an antiquated electoral college system. Your vote counts it just doesn't matter. Despite all of my country's sins, and it has many, I still find myself lost in the beauty of it. Maybe it's because I've been conditioned to by hearing the pledge of allegiance every day for twelve years of my life. However, I think I just love that no matter what the country does no matter what happens economically or politically, The U.S keeps pushing ahead trying to do better, trying to be better. This blog is one-way I'm trying to be better. If we can try and do better and do right by one another, admit when were wrong, and recognize a good idea even when it comes from someone we don't like then maybe the U.S can finally sit on the toilet for little bit and move out some serious shit.