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Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 09:22 PM PST

Making a Difference in Today's World

by NBurps

I want to make a positive change in this world before I go, whenever that may be. While being eighteen puts me at a disadvantage, I still want to do something, anything. Recently, I've decided to make a worthy attempt.

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Lewiston High School, Lewiston ME
My school, it does alright.
No I'm not asking for help on a paper on education reform, but I would love to hear your thoughts on this assignment I got for AP Government class. Assistance would also be awesome as I would send you a high five over the internet.
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1st Platoon's finest (I'm the ridiculously handsome E-1 on the right).
I'm the ridiculously handsome E-1 on the right.

I took my time writing this (I came back mid-August) because I really wanted to adjust back into my normal life. Now that it's been over a month, I figure I should start up a few discussions in the comments. Before that, I'll talk (brag) about my time in BCT and right after.

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Fellow Kossacks, I have enjoyed being a member of this community since I made my account a couple weeks ago. I've started learning not to type many expletives into my posts, and how to properly express my opinions without sounding like an arrogant prick(both are sort of works in progress, I'm afraid.) This website is full of many wonderful people from all over. Unfortunately, I will be gone for the summer.

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So, after my last post, I've received a very warm welcome from the community as well as some constructive criticism (which I encourage). For my second post, I figured I'd suggest improvements instead of just pointing out problems. Feel free to add on to the list in the comments, I'll add them into the diary if they're useful or clever.

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Hello Kossacks, my name is Nick, I write from a little ol' town called Lewiston, ME. Since 2008, I've been getting involved in American politics, canvassing for the democratic party while still in middle school. I come from a liberal family and am a liberal myself, but it comes less from my parents influence and more from personal experience.

But enough about myself, I have a question that's been bothering me for a while now.

What the heck is wrong with this country? Seriously, where did we go wrong?

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