We Are One America


No matter our background, our color, our gender or political views we are all Americans. We need to start acting as one.


All this protesting and what really is being done? No matter if one likes it or not, the President of the United States of America is Donald J. Trump. There is not a thing anyone can do to change that at this point. But what can be done – is America can come together as one.

We are taught from a young age that, although we may not like our teacher, we still need to respect those in authority. That same mentality has carried into many aspects of American’s lives. We may not like our boss, but does that mean we don’t respect him/her? No, if we treated them with disrespect and hatred, we would lose our jobs. So why are we, as Americans, treating our new authority with such disrespect and hate?

What is this disrespect and hatred getting us? Are we actually accomplishing anything, but displaying more hate?

I do not condone some remarks made by the new President of the United States, but what I do know is responding to his actions and words with more hate and discrimination is not solving the problem. It’s actually just creating more problems.


I fully condone ones right to freedom of speech. But I also think there comes a point when one’s words and actions have gone too far. At some point, the fight is lost due to all the negative words and actions.  When you take a stand for love and peace, but all that’s shown in your protesting is hate and hostility, what is that helping?

In America, we are the land of opportunity and hope. We grow up with the ideal that all are created equal and have equal opportunity. But we soon realize that is not the case. So what do we do? We fight to have the same rights as everyone else. Women fight for equal pay. Blacks fight for equal civil rights. Homosexuals fight for equal marriage rights.

Taking a stand for what you think is right, is never wrong. But when did the hateful act of fighting ever become right?

Taking a stand with love and passion will promote a better future for America. An America where we stand all together as ONE. Not an America where we are labeled as African American, Mexican American, homosexual, or legal. But as Americans. It’s as simple as that. In the words of our President,

“We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American flag.”

So let us be one America and stop the hate, but pursue a life of love for all.


-Alyssa Cloud


Author: Alyssa Cloud
Email: acloud9@ivytech.edu
Author Bio: I am a licensed Cosmetologist and current journalism student who loves to write. I blog about anything and everything that I feel I need to share with the world (or whoever even reads my blog) @ speechleesuntilnow – I talk about everything from food to fashion to relationships and connecting with those around us. I also love taking pictures of anything and everything which I share on the Gram @acloudofstyle
Link to social media or website: http://speechlessuntilnow.blogspot.com


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