Way back in 1776, the Founders of this nation declared our independence from England. The reason for this withdrawal and rebellion came from a long list of abuses and usurpations. The founders decided that enough was enough and declared that, “We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Now we are engaged in a great civil conflict. We act as though some races are better than others. Men are no longer treated as though we were created equally. In fact, while many argue that the reason behind their justified racism is to get rid of white supremacy, they are only making matters worse. I am almost certain that if I went to a city that is largely focused on Black Lives Matter and other anti-white movements, I would be deemed a white supremacist just because of the clothes I wear, and the way I think and talk. In reality, while I may be seen as a white supremacist, I truly believe that all lives matter and that no one is less than another.

Martin Luther King Jr. said that “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I wholeheartedly agree that we need to judge less by skin color and more by character. While others in this nation are arguing for peace through violence, I wish that they would calm down.

If we learn to stand up for our rights when they are infringed upon, protect liberty, and pursue happiness, we will become a unified nation, all striving for a common goal.

We need to recognize that we are all human, that we all matter to God, and that we all need to treat each other that way. If we each took a stand for our beliefs, we could create a wall of Americans, strong enough to stop even the greatest oppressions and hardships inflicted by those in power.