America is an undeniably imperfect place. This political cycle has highlighted much of our country’s lowlights. A growing and significant uneven distribution of wealth leaves many Americans struggling for the most basic of necessities. Along with the socioeconomic divide is the racial chasm that has historically oppressed groups struggling to accept seemingly dehumanizing tactics of law enforcement across the nation.

Equally undeniable, however, is how blessed we are as a nation relative to so many of the problems the rest of the worlds citizens’ contend with daily. We have beautiful topography. We have natural resources. What we lack, we have the financial and technological resources to acquire. We have an educational system that, while flawed, still provide people like myself, with little to no means, the opportunity to receive elite college and post graduate educations. READ MORE

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