Turiya, you sentiments are laudable and they sing to the days of peace, love, brother and sisterhood and spiritual awakening, but that is a make believe world to aspire to live in, but a far cry from the one that we are living in and will have to deal with for the forseeable future.
Maybe someday we can all sit down together with mutual respect and hold hands and sing Kumbaya, but not this day and not this age. In today's real world when you have groups of people who are taught that it is their rights to kill the infidels and rule the world, other groups who believe all outside their chosen few are less than humans - mere cattle who do not deserve to live and can be lied to at will, power hungry dictators, and a global shadow elite that spans generations who seeks to control everything we think, say and do . . . . man, it just gets really hard to put much faith in what should be when you see what really is.
On the one hand. our country is now a far, far cry from the land of liberty and freedom envisioned by our forefathers. Yet on the other, throughout history the loss of a strong nationalism has been a sure sign of the end of that civilization.
And so, the real hope for our future in the short term is a combination of both America Love it or Leave It AND America, Change it of Lose it.