As Americans, we are fortunate to live in a country that values free speech, equal opportunity, and justice for all – but there’s still room for improvement. As 2022 draws to a close, here are some things to consider to make America a better and more united place in 2023 – and prove those that think we have nothing in common wrong.
Here are seven New Year’s Resolutions everyone can make to strengthen our country:
- Listen more. It can be uncomfortable to listen to people we don’t agree with, but, by listening, we can find out we have more in common than we thought.
- Support free expression. Whether or not we agree with what people are saying, they should have the right to say it. Asking for censorship and supporting cancellation moves us further from free speech.
- Focus on unity. Instead of thinking about the things that separate us from each other, think about what unites us.
- Respect each other. We will never agree on everything, but we can respect our differences instead of letting them drive us apart.
- Fight for the dignity of all Americans. There’s dignity in freedom. There’s dignity in safety. Help make that possible for everyone.
- Speak up for justice. Around America, there are those suffering from injustice and those who have been victimized by an unfair criminal justice system. We can speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves to help us heal our divisions.
- Find your purpose. The American dream is about finding your own purpose – and making it happen. To celebrate the equal opportunity that gives us all the chance to succeed, make your dream come true!
By embracing these 7 resolutions, we will have even more to celebrate about America. We won’t always agree with what our country – or its politicians – do and say. But this is a country that prizes free speech and opportunity for all. That’s something worth treasuring. That’s something to respect. Don’t be afraid to celebrate what you love about America while working to make it even stronger and more unified.
As we look ahead to 2023, let us remember that we are all Americans, united by a shared set of values and principles. By embracing these resolutions, we can work together to build bonds, strengthen our communities and help America achieve even greater things.