The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

Heartsick, Harmed, and Horrified

These are not my United States.

Photo by David Todd McCarty on Unsplash

In my teens, I became disillusioned about politics, fairness, and government. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Arizona, where people always seemed to suffer and toil. Possibly it’s because my family always side-eyed government like it was a dirty necessity. I really don’t know.

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