The America I live in is not divided.
If you watch the television, listen to the radio, or, God forbid, go on Facebook, you might think we Americans have nothing in common but our dislike for each other. I don’t believe that’s true. I believe we have a great deal in common. Specifically, I believe that we, the G&G community, have a deep and profound love of our amazing public lands and waters. I have said many times our public lands, above all else, make me proud of this country.
We also have in common our duty as citizens to participate in our democracy. I grew up in a time when this was something to be proud of, and I still believe it is. We Americans who love the outdoors have a loud voice, as long as we are united. It is our duty to stay united. Not to let the uproar of the day divide or distract us.