I remember being appalled on my first visit to DC. Here was the capital of supposedly the richest nation on earth, and there were people sleeping in the snow!

A nation that does not protect its most vulnerable is not doing a good job, in my opinion.

The huge gaps in American society are a signal that there needs to be change. How come those on top will have multiple mansions, and at the other end simply living is a struggle?

Australia sometimes tends to edge in that direction, but that generally signals an imminent change of government. Here we have laws that force everybody to vote, and the Electoral Commission goes out of their way to ensure that even if somebody's usual address is "Under the King Street bridge", they are on the roll, and they get a say.

Hoping that there are some big changes coming up in America. Booting Don Trump out will not solve the underlying problems.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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