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Too often people don’t venture outside their own views of the world. They see what they grew up with, what they are living with and they have no idea how the other two thirds live. Yet they are quick to pass judgment on those who don’t live like them. They ignore whole communities, shun those with less and think it’s so simple and easy to get more. They are the people who would take away rather than give. They are the people who think asking for help is weak and giving help even weaker. The sink or swim mentality.

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The America I know and love is an America where people help each other. It’s a country where everyone does the heavy lifting together. It’s a place where we don’t forget there are people are less fortunate than us, where those who have lend a hand to those who don’t.

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