Much like a woman who has grown from a little girl with heightened dreams of living in a loving and safe family. We Americans grow dreaming of what our futures can become. Thinking of growing and being a Doctor, Lawyer, or for some of us more simplistic people, a Farmer. We hope to have our house, nice car or three, pets and children. We imagine the person we would like to share all of this with, their kind face, soft voice, strong hands and intellectual know how. However, as we grow we realize that it was all just a dream and that is all it will ever be.
Once we have grown, we come to the realization that the so called "perfect" person we have chosen to live our lives with is also a wife beater and woman abuser. This person we trusted to protect us and always do right by us no matter the cost. Now just uses us and takes our money. We are lied to every time they speak to us. Always promising us they will do better than before, and we believe them wanting and waiting... Hoping that this time it will be different than every time before.
Knowing that they can come home to us anytime, they smile as they walk out that door. Leaving us, knowing that they are going to someone elses home, spending our money on them, and making them promises they intend to keep. Using our support and our love for the home we share, they progressively pursue the indecent acts of what they call "love". Any time we are able to gather the strength to question them, they utilize their manipulative methods, calling us paranoid and changing the subject.
Yes, yes, this is our relationship. This is the relationship that the politicians share with us Americans. They liberally throw around words and emotions attempting to keep us in check while they pursue their own dreams and strip us of ours. They abuse our relationships, knowing that we will be here when they come home looking for the support they so desperately come calling for. How much more will we take? How many more times will we be used and abused? When will we grow to become our own person, strong and independent?
It is time to rise up and say, ENOUGH! We are America and we will no longer take this. We deserve better!