It is great to be in America. But then I am a white, retired male with good health insurance and a decent retirement income. It is not great if someone is a young black male with a high probability of being incarcerated or killed. Or if someone is among the many children living in poverty or those working at minimum wage.
Many are subjected to bigotry and hatred because they are gay or an undocumented immigrant, and now there are those who feel the anger of the anti-Muslim fervor. It is a shame that nothing is being done about gun violence, income inequality or the denying of health insurance to those who need it.
It is a disgrace that those who need help the most do not vote, either by suppression or choice. More compassion and love over bigotry and hatred are needed.