I Am Proud To Be An American

I am proud to be an American. Sure we have had our faults but for me to not be proud is like a kick in the face to all of the events that happened in order to get america where it is today. I am proud to be an Mexican-American because my family has done so much to get to this country that I call home. I am proud to be an American because I have certain rights that some countries might not have. I am proud to be an American because I have a voice that lets me speak freely despite the conversation that follows.

I am proud to be American, but I am also [more importantly] proud to be a Californian. I live in a state that more open and accepting to a large diverse population. Living in California has taught me a little bit about people who grow up with different backgrounds, culture, and religions than the ones that I am use to. Living in California has taught me about the agriculture and urban point of views. Living in the bay area part of California, I know that it is okay to be different because being different is what makes a person that person. Living in the bay area, aka Northern California, has taught me to spread the love to everyone and anyone.

I am proud to be an American, but I am also proud to be a part of this generation. A generation that is underestimated but rises above expectations. Uniting over issues that are believed to be unfair or unethical. No matter what the older generation said, you must applaud these millennials for raising their voice on topics that they believe are important.  We, the millennials, know that our power lies in our  voice and we are entitled to that power. We identify with technology and that is why we are sought to be  lazy. We have a different way of thinking but this does not mean that we are naive.

I am proud to be an American despite my disagreement on the newly elected-president.  To the people who have been strongly voicing their opinion on the new elected-president and have done it peacefully, I appreciate you. PLEASE keep the violence away. You’re doing a good job at making your voice heard. Just remember that combining a walk based on love and compassion does not go hand-in-hand with hate or violence. As for my fellow trump supporters, I do not hate you though I will question you. To hate you would be hypocritical thing for me to do. I understand we all have our difference of opinions and yours are different than mine. I will question your morals because I do not think I will ever fully understand why you voted for someone who talks with so much hate in his heart. I will not categorize you as something unless you prove to me otherwise.

I am proud to be an American because that means I live in a country built on immigrants. I am proud to be a Californian because that means I live in a state that is more accepting of others than other states. I am proud to be a part of my generation because that means we are able to unite in times of need. I am proud to be an American.

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