This country, like all human beings, is imperfect. When it comes to the promise that “all men are created equal”, this country is still trying to live up to it. We will never get to that point if we allow those in “charge” and the media to take our eyes off the ball. Here is a simple formula: it’s not about race unless it’s about race. Sounds simple enough, right? What are the Tea Parties about? They are about individuals versus the collective. This includes issues like taxation, healthcare, and government spending. Where is race involved in this? Nowhere. IT IS NOT THERE. But opponents of the Tea Parties treat everything like a “Where’s Waldo?” book. They search everywhere for Waldo, but this time he isn’t wearing a striped shirt, he’s wearing a white hood. If you search hard enough you can magic something from nothing. People do it all the time. People do it in relationships of all kinds. “He’s doing this. I just know it.”
America is a good place. It’s filled with good people. Why can’t people just let it be good. Why do you have to find bad where there is no bad? Please, please, please, let us fulfill the promise that “all men are created equal.” It’s not about race. Why do you make it so? Let us live our lives and co-exist as human beings.