The first thing that comes to mind on this day, Sept. 11, are things that are broken about America, the society I live in, "the land of the free". All this furor about Muslims building a mosque 2 blocks from Ground Zero. I don't get it...they own the land and they want to build a community center. What if it had been some deranged Christians that had done it? Would we be burning the nearby churches? America was founded on religious freedom, to worship as we please. How sad to label all Muslims because of a few deranged radicals. And this crazy preacher in Florida who has set the Muslim Middle East on fire! That is all we need to increase the threats on our troops and create more crazy radicals. Radicals produce radicals. Has he even read the Koran? I doubt it. It certainly doesn't promote violence. Idiot.
And I think our government has some broken parts. The bureaucracy has become so large that positive change becomes impossible. Congress is so busy trying to get elected and stay in office it sells out to the highest lobbyist and polarization becomes more evident. I think the Constitution is in need of revision. We have become too large and urbanized for the electoral college to be a working model. We need to go to one vote, one person count....everyone gets an equal vote that counts equally regardless of where they live.
I think I could probably go on and on about this but enough for now...have to get ready to go to my Memoir class.