We had a republic...
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
They no longer recite this. There have been no flags in the classroom for decades.
I gave up on politics in the spring of 2012, when the candidate of my choice quit before the primaries, again, coward. I wrote his name in anyway. Turned off the tv and radio. Moved out of state and have not registered yet, maybe I will as an independent.
Americans are under the impression that we are the land of the free and the brave. We have lost our freedoms. They took them away, if you want them back, you better have deep pockets. Learned the hard way.
I just hope trump doesn't wimp out cleaning out the putrid swamp.