This I Believe

Stephen - Santa Barbara, California
Entered on December 11, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65
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Think of an America

Think of an America that is not at war anywhere in the world.

Think of an America that is loved, honored and respected by the world’s people.

Think of an America that respects the territorial integrity, political independence and self determination of all nations.

Think of an America where peace and social justice are guiding principals of her elected officials.

Think of an America that honors its treaties and abides by international law.

Think of an America where Liberty, Freedom and Democracy are more than political slogans.

Think of an America with fair and honest elections.

Think of an America where all citizens enjoy the security of quality education and affordable health care.

Think of an America that truly cares for those who cannot care for themselves.

Think of an America free of discrimination and poverty.

Think of an America with equal opportunity for all citizens to prosper.

Think of an America leading the world in sustainable, non-polluting energy.

Think of an America engaged in serious environmental stewardship.

Think of an America leading the world by example.

I believe we can make this America real … if we only will.