We are a nation of laws and yet those laws and noble sentiments do not guarantee that everyone is given the same equal opportunities, protection, or justice under the law. I once heard that we should not judge a country by how many wealthy people it has, but by how many poor it has. On that same note, we should not judge a country by how many freedoms they have on the books, but instead by how many people are still not allowed to enjoy those basic freedoms. We should not judge a country by how many Nobel Laureates or Rhodes Scholars they have but by how many children they allow to go uneducated, unemployed, exploited, abused, or incarcerated because of the lack of education, protection, and nurturing. Continue to part 2.
I’m Barbara Talley, the poet who speaks and inspires. To find out more about me check out: What Does Barbara Do? or visit my website.