America, I love you.
Despite my complaints about the politics here, I love you.
Because you have provided for me and my family, I love you.
Even when I slack off in my responsibilities to you, I love you.
When I keep asking you for more, when I should be giving back, I love you.
Yes, even when I have to pay taxes, I love you.
Sometimes I don’t agree with you, I love you still.
I know that if I truly don’t like something here I have the freedom to voice it, and I love you for this.
And if complaining about it isn’t enough I have the freedom to work hard to make change, I love you for this too.
Sometimes I don’t like the changes, I love you anyway.
I love your generosity and willingness to help. Is saying I love here, redundant?
Even if I didn’t love you, I could stay if I wanted. And if I didn’t love you, I would be free to leave. That’s pretty awesome too.
But I love you. Despite my flaws as a citizen, and despite anything about you that might not be perfect, I love you.
That’s all I really have to say America. Thanks for letting me say it. I think, sometimes, we just need to know how we feel about one another.