I posted this on my Facebook page. (Yeah, I use it... and it helps share information to people that otherwise wouldn't receive it) STATE OF THE UNION: I just heard someone post on their wall "We (Americans) suck" - While I agree with most of what he said about the elites and how we need a budget etc, that one piece left me feeling the need to rebut. (Clipped from my reply to him... I'd like to share this with all my friends and family..) Americans are amazing. We share the same amazing DNA that formed the great empires of Rome, Greece, Egypt, and the United States of America. Our nation, and for the most part the rest of the nations in the world (Except a select few like Syria, Iran, North Korea... see a pattern here?) are run by global megabanks and corporations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporatocracy That is our problem. We need to shed the shackles of corporate greed, killing for money and stop listening to their puppets, regardless of what party they pretend to be from. Abolish the private bank of the Federal Reserve, remove corporate money from politics... imprison a few thousand corporate criminals and take a long look at what our founders were trying to say to us when they shed their blood to buy us a utopian society... and heed their warnings about banks and corporations. The day we all stand up, and stop ALLOWING "Them" (The current President, the last President, the next President, the TSA, DHS, CIA, NSA etc etc) to lie to us, and steal from us, and make "Laws" that make us slaves for corporations to kill for money, that day we all become free. Free to live, pursue our dreams, be healthy, free to expect the truth, free to demand to be treated like equal human beings, not ants to be stepped on. We outnumber them... a million to 1.