Here is why I love the United States.
I can listen to any song I want to.
I can write any book I’d like.
I can think, and therefore create.
I can say what I want,
And if I figure something out
I’m allowed to say it
Believe it, think it
Even practice it as my religion
So long as I’m not hindering other people’s welfare.
I am allowed to jump into the local creek
It is clean.
I can build a fire right on the edge of said creek
And cook marshmallows if I wanted to.
I can get on a raft, and ride it for miles
Without anyone saying I can’t.
I can go camp in the mountains
If I wanted to
And nobody would be able to charge me a dime.
I have the ability to work
And eat from what I earned.
I have the ability to write any subversive message I want
Without fear of Government.
I can call Trump a bad man
I can even criticize other governments
Other world leaders.
I have no fear of government troops
Knocking down my door.
I have no fear,
Even though the CIA might investigate me
There ain’t a damned thing they can do to me
Because I’m a US Citizen
And haven’t broken any laws,
Haven’t committed any Espionage
Unless YouTube were illegal.
I can know about the government’s dirty little secrets
Because of reporters
Who are free to report on whatever is out there.
I am free to watch them, seek them out.
I can even seek out news agencies called “Russia Television”
Or “Info Wars” and they are free to exist
And do whatever insane thing they want to
Say whatever sane thing they want to.
And watch them without any fear of being oppressed by my government.
I can believe any conspiracy theory I want.
I can even say anything I want about the government
Good or bad.
I can speculate on my government’s dealings
I can criticize it
And there ain’t a thing the government can do.
And, what’s more,
These freedoms are not being hampered by my government.
They are being hampered by the very citizens it protects.