I believe I have a right to defend my yard. Dandelions and all. I believe in preserving my life and those of whom I love. I believe in turkey dinners, good whiskey, hammocks and bonfires. I believe in a great salad, recycling and a well written book. I believe in the internal combustion engine and guitar solos. I believe in my friends, family and loves. I also believe in strangers being good people before being boobs.
I don’t believe in men in suits who have kids in private schools sending men and women whose kids are in public schools thousands of miles away to kill and die.
I don’t believe in companies making obscene fortunes from military and construction contracts that destroy and then rebuild cities in foreign countries.
I don’t believe in the way veterans aren’t venerated with wealth and care.
I don’t believe in the way teachers aren’t venerated with wealth and care.
I don’t believe terrorists care if we have ice-skating rinks and picnics.
I don’t believe in a foreign policy that emulates the 19th century British Empire.
I do believe that people will continue to kill each other every day.
and I do believe the United States government is either for it or against it.
I do believe many countries all over the world have freedom of speech.
I do believe deep down, we all want the best for everyone else.
I do believe in my country and my world.
And I can’t believe that I’m alone, because much of this has been said a million times before.