I took this photo in 2003. The state of the nation has changed dramatically since then. As a people, we are sharply divided. We are currently engaging in battles over constitutional law, basic rights and privileges. Many people voicferously argue for one position or another because they believe it’s what our forefathers had envisioned, or it’s the American way, or it would make America great again. Many of these positions are diametrically opposed to one another, which shows that the national character has lost clarity over time.
If you’d like to dig deeper into what our founding fathers (and mothers) had in mind and what America used to be like during its formative period, I suggest reading the following: