There are times where I am troubled to be an American citizen. When I worry about the direction of the country. When I get into debates with others and wonder how they could possibly believe in the policies they believe in.
Today is not one of those times. Today is a day to be a proud citizen. To know that we’ve still got it better than so many other countries, struggling with war or overwhelming poverty or oppressive governments. To know that, despite our faults and checkered history, we are doing a pretty damn good job being a nation, and that the average citizen’s level of kindness is something to be proud of.