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    Problems With America


    Today I am writing to four different groups of people, the American people as a whole, the President of the United States of America, Congress, and finally the media.    There are many things wrong with each of these areas and I am tired of these not being addressed.   To the American People: As a whole, we as American citizens are uninformed when it comes to who our elected officials are and what they represent. We rely too much on their political party designation or what the biased media says about them, instead of understanding what they believe. This lack of knowledge has created an atmosphere where politicians can do whatever they want, with little oversight.    As Americans it is our job to stay informed on whom the politicians are, what they are doing, and if you do not agree with what they are doing, vote them out. Along with this responsibility to vote people in and out of office, we must take it serious, and elect not to vote for or against someone if we have not studied who they are.    Choosing an elected representative based solely on political affiliation or name recognition is not an acceptable way to vote.   One of the biggest problems I see today whenever I turn on the news, read a paper, even just listen to people talk, is the extreme bias towards one political party or another.    Too many people have become pro republican or pro democrat and anti the opposite.    The idea of working together to accomplish a common goal has become a rare occurrence. The idea that people can hate each other so much sickens me.    There is no one who can honestly say that a politician is only out to destroy this country.    Everyone knows that America has problems and Americans have problems, just like anyone else.    For the most part, everyone agrees what our problems are, or at least what the majority of our problems are.    The trouble comes in to play when talking about the solution to those problems.    The fact is that people have different opinions on what fixes a problem, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.    In fact, this is a good thing because it brings in other ideas and solutions to a problem that you may never have thought about.    News flash, you do not know the solution to everything, no one does.    That is the beauty of groups of people; they can get together and discuss solutions to a common problem and out of that group can come a better solution than any one person could have created.   The problem comes in when people, instead of working together, start villainizing those with different opinions.    They start to create animosity towards each other, and in their own mind, make the oth

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