I am an American

I am an American and I am ashamed. In the richest country the world has ever known, American children go to bed and school hungry, families are homeless, the ill die for lack of treatment and many in prison are tortured by solitary confinement. I am ashamed that as Americans we tolerate the intolerable, not only here in the US to our own citizens and also abroad to citizens of nations that have never harmed us. I am ashamed.