I truly do believe in America First. Anyone who’s a citizen of this great nation should agree. However, what is America?
The United States of America is comprised of 50 sovereign States and 14 Territories. In these States and Territories resides over 331 million American Citizens and over 44 million immigrants. These people are Men, Women, Children, Whites, Blacks, Asians, Latino, Indigenous, Heterosexuals, LGBTQ, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Atheists, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Conservatives, Liberals, Moderates, Rich, Middle-Class, Working Poor, Impoverished, Healthy, Unhealthy, Law-Abiding, Criminal, Givers, Takers, Productive, Complacent, Needy, Patriotic, Anarchist, the list goes on. However they all have one thing in common, they’re all part of America & deserving of the same rights, protections & opportunities provided for by the Constitution and the Laws of this nation.
Now there are those who would dispute that some in the above list don’t deserve to be heard, don’t deserve consideration, don’t deserve all the rights of being American. That can be debated which is part of being American. However, they are at the very least, part of America. They’re here and cannot and should not be ignored.
To be America First, the needs, hopes, wants, accomplishments, civility, power, economy, of the nation must be placed FIRST before any particular ideology, political party, religion, race, ethnicity, legal status or PERSON.
America is a group, it’s a idea, it’s a movement, it’s a diverse composite of humanity and it’s had far more successes than failures. Among the successes has been promoting human rights around the world, economic assistance to people in need here and around the world, disaster relief, technology, healthcare, innovation. Among the failures have been bigotry, racism, slavery, oppression of the poor and working class, isolationism, genocide. These are historical facts that cannot and should not be ignored because to ignore them only invites them recurring. So America First is to make American always better, not worse.
To place one person, especially a flawed person who clearly suffers from malignant narcissism is not America First because you place that person ahead of everything else America is. You cannot even put a successful humane person first, America with all it’s successes and flaws must come first.
America First is promoting community, compromise, civility, unity all in an effort to continue to make us a more perfect union. When you take to violence in the name of one flawed man, you are not placing America First.
So I am America First. Are you? Truly are You?