Two Americas

I remember last year during the Democratic convention when John Edwards gave his two Americas speech. He spoke of the America that exists for the haves and the have-nots. At the time he gave the speech it did not resonate with me at all. I was a young student with little though of the macro problems of our country, except as it related to my school assignments.

Now as I see the people displaced from New Orleans it has become painfully clear that there are two Americas. How can we live in a country with such prevalent poverty and hardship? This is the United States, the premiere super power of the world, #1, the country that can do everything. Why are things this way? Why is health care so inaccessible to so many in this country?

We have to change things. Donate money to good causes. Call those lawmakers! Take care of yourself and your family so you can fight for those less privileged than yourself. We need to improve the country for the continued persistence of our nation.