Last year, I said this:
I may not always like my country, but I always, always love it. The current state of affairs may not currently be the way many of us would prefer them to be, but things will get better and the state of affairs will improve, and today is the best day I can think of to feel optimistic on that point. Happy Independence Day, folks. :)
And it still applies. And, I have a lot more hope this year than I did last year.