American flags wave in the wind.
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Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. America is in turmoil at this time. There is division in just about every category. People need to think about what to do to be united and strong. I love the U.S. and don’t want it to fall. People need to look for the good in the U.S., not what we have done wrong. Nothing is perfect. We do try to help people, and I think the U.S. does more good than harm. People come from all over the world to be a part of America – if it is as bad as some say, why would they?

They come to stay and sometimes end up taking the U.S. and its freedom for granted. Please do not let your great nation decline because people are not willing to work to keep it free and strong. Change is good sometimes, but basic values should not change. Equality, freedom, education. Respect one another and love one another.

Jackie Turner is a vendor/artist for Street Sense.