The State of the Union
There is change in America. It can be seen on the faces of ordinary people. In the shopping malls and on the city streets, it covers our country like an unseen blanket. Everyone feels it, either consciously or unconsciously. You can hear attached to conversations. You can see it the eyes of people. The country that used to be the place that was filled with the greatest sense of optimism is now filled with a feeling of pessimism. The country that used to offer hope to its citizens and the citizens of the world, now offers something completely different. The world looked up to us. We made everything possible. Our spirit as a country and a people made the world envy us. Our inventions and industries were the marvels of the world. Our continually growing standard of living had brought the average worker from the depths of servitude into the world of dignity. In America things were always getting better. We took it all for granted, I guess. We all expected that America would always be the place where everyone had a chance to make a life that is better than the life our parents had. We let it all slip away from us. As we turned a blind eye, our greatness, our optimism, our American soul was stolen by thieves or sold to the highest bidder. You do not see optimism on the faces of ordinary people today. You do not see the look that things are going to get better. What you do see is; things are bad now and things are going to get much worse. Farewell, to the land of opportunity. Welcome, to the land of misery.