Land of the free and home of the brave
We claim to be
We may be free from chains but we are not yet free
How is it freedom if people are afraid to be who they really are?
How is it brave to criticize someone because you don't have the time to get to know them?
Racism and bigotry destroy the foundation of our country.
Yes there are no more slaves;
no more people in chains being owned by other people.
But how many people are slaves to society?
How many homosexuals act straight because society will accept a straight man over a homosexual?
How many Muslims are ashamed and embarrassed to wear their hijabs because society doesn't accept their culture?
So many people are still chained by societal standards.
How is that freedom?
We claim to be the land where everyone comes to be free
Yet when they arrive we do everything in our power to enslave them to the way we Demand they act.
As a nation, we have come very far
But we still have further to go
Before we are truly free.