In troubled times there is perhaps little, realistically, the average person may do to make a difference with major issues such as war, high energy prices and corporate control of society.
There is a simple thing people can do which is patriotic and of use: Throw your trash in the garbage, not out your car window or out in the street. Everyone walking or exercising their animals can make a difference just by picking up litter.
This is not demeaning, but shows we care for the country. It is simple patriotism and realistic pragmatism. America's roads, parks and private and public places look like one big garbage dump. Let's all work together to clean up Fresno and the country.