It is hard to believe that we have reached the 239th birthday of the United States, as the author can well remember the bicentennial in 1976, when Gerald Ford was President.
We have come a long way as a nation, but we still have a lot of work to do, including, in no special order:
Working to overcome racism, nativism, misogyny, and homophobia, too widespread in our great nation
Improving our economy so that there are real opportunities for the “American Dream”, and the revival of the middle class, but also concern and action for the poor among us
Dealing with the reality of environmental threats to our planet, and not allowing the deniers of climate change to destroy our future
Coming to grips with foreign threats, particularly, but not only, Islamic terrorism, but realizing the great dangers from domestic terrorism that have caused more deaths and incidents than any other cause of harm to Americans
Working against the promotion of mythology through religion, undermining the truths of science and history
These are the unfinished work that faces America in its future, and the movement toward “a more perfect union”!