“One nation, under God, indivisible…” It is a part our great country’s oath, a respect of our flag and freedom that has stood the test of time for so many years, something that means so much to so many, our veterans and the freedom that they’ve fought for. It speaks of a people united, undivided, so what has happened? How did the standards of this country get so sorely compromised and neglected?
As a people, all who were created equally, we have divided ourselves by religion, political party and race, destroying ourselves and the ethics that our great country has been built on. We have forced unnecessary laws because of our lack of respect for one another’s opinions, but those opinions shouldn’t have enough power to tear us apart as a nation. We can still respect one another without agreeing with one another. How can we complain about the instability of our country when it is us who has caused it? We have hardened our hearts rather than loving, taken instead of giving and hated instead of understanding. When did we become a people who steals from the broken, looting from the rubble of a place ravaged by tragedy? How did we become a people killing our own, as if God isn’t watching?
Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a crisis, like 9/11 or the floods in Houston, to remind us that we are one, and we need to help one another regardless of race, religion, political party or beliefs. I wouldn’t want to be someone lying on the street, needing the blood or breath of another to survive, only to be denied because I am not like them. We are equal. We are all equal. On 9/11, none of it mattered. People were helping people and that was all that mattered. On that day, we were truly united, as one, indivisible the way that it should be, so let us all remember and learn from that. Let’s restore our hearts with the unconditional compassion that was given during such a tragic time. No one was left behind because of his race or religion. He was rescued, saved by another because he was human. “One nation, under God, indivisible…”