I choose OURS. I choose you. I got you.

US/THEM.

MINE/YOURS.

Seems like, every four years, we find ourselves in a tug of war. Every four years, we are asked to pledge our felty/loyalty, to one side, or the other.

US/THEM.

MINE/YOURS.

Of course, the OTHER side, is ALWAYS demonized. The OTHER side, is always the BAD side, the UNINFORMED side, the UN-AMERICAN side.

US/THEM.

MINE/YOURS.

Blindly, we are told, to follow. Mindlessly, we are instructed, to follow. Loyally, we are demanded, to follow.

US/THEM.

MINE/YOURS.

Maddeningly, seems like, every four years, we find ourselves blindly, mindlessly, loyally following. Us against Them. Mine against Yours. Blindly, mindlessly, loyally.

Of course, NEITHER side, does what THEY say THEY are gonna do. THEY know THEY don’t have to. You see, as long as THEY have US, it’s a wrap, that’s the ball game, there IS no need to play, to do better, to be better. All THEY need, is US.

So, we play THEIR game. Every four years. Until.

Until….

Until!

Until, WE grow tired of blindly, mindlessly, loyally following.

WHAT are WE following?

WHAT ARE WE FOLLOWING!!?

Four years later, US decides to join THEM. Or, THEM decides to join US. Alas, the script is flipped. Or, so it appears. Yet, we are playing, the same game, still. STILL. STILL! The only difference, seems like, is that we play, this time, with more zeal, for the new team: blindly, mindlessly, loyally we follow.

Until…

Until!

Until, WE grow tired of blindly, mindlessly, loyally following.

I am tired of blindly, mindlessly, loyally following.

Blindly, following because it’s all we got, but all we need.

Mindlessly, following because we are promised things will change, this time.

Loyally, following because, well, because we are loyal.

In THIS time, at THIS time, in THIS hour, we can NOT afford to follow blindly, mindlessly, loyally. We can not afford, another four years, another four days, another four minutes, of blindly, mindlessly, loyally following. ANY Team.

WE must choose, the best way forward, the next way forward, the right way forward.

It’s time. For US to pick sides. I choose OUR side. I choose for ALL of us, to win. I choose OUR side. I root, for ALL of us, to win. I choose OUR side. I will fight, for ALL of us, to win.

WE are the UNITED States of America. 50 states. ALL one. ONE Nation. Under God. WITH Liberty. AND, JUSTICE for ALL.

There is no US/THEM in OURS. There is no MINE/YOURS in OURS. This country, belongs to ALL, of US. This country, truly belongs to WE THE PEOPLE!

The Flag, that beautiful American Flag, our brothers and sisters fought for, and dies for, covers US. This is OUR America. The Flag, is OUR Flag. It is YOUR Flag. It is MY Flag. It is OUR Flag.

If we must choose sides. And, make no mistake, we MUST choose a side. We MUST choose the right side: US+THEM/MINE+YOURS = OURS.

I proudly, loudly, loyally choose OUR side. I choose YOU.

I love you, my brothers and my sisters. I love you, America. I got you.

your big/little sis,

Cassandra

P.S. Don’t allow THEM, to divide us, yall. THEM has cost us ALL, many, many things. Many times. What’s worse, most of the time, we have NO idea who THEM even are. Let THEM tear each other down/apart.

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