Today I was thinking about what it takes to form a more perfect union, under God. Unfortunately, our nation has streaks of betrayal and greed that have created hate and malice between and towards people of race and color – some due, some not. I understand that community formation starts with safety and the ability to trust. In recent years I have been ripped off by people looking to get their fill and also been greatly blessed by people and their kindness. I hope that people of ethnic backgrounds, especially the Hispanic population, not create a world of terror because ultimately that will be their undoing if they pursue those paths. We need to respect individuals and understand difference as tolerable.