This email says the President himself wants the Official 2020 Presidential Founder “FINAL list of American Patriots on his desk” by this very morning that I am typing these words. I received this email because my name doesn’t appear on the list. While I greatly appreciate the personal touch, I took great pleasure in knowing that the deadline passed as I slept, thankful that my name will not be “cemented in history alongside President Trump’s.”
What makes America great is that I can express these thoughts without fear. I can love my country and criticize its leaders when their actions or words don’t reflect my values. We live in a “both-and” country, not “either-or.” It’s not either love America or leave it. I can both love America and criticize its leaders.