What we are is afraid -- afraid of and distrustful of one another, and our mass media and culture and gov't reinforces such fears all the time. Fear -- of the "Other" -- promoted by the state, in US international space it becomes paranoid in regulatory behavior and random searches of people, with little food available to the average person (as there are only fast food outlets against super-expensive clubs behind black-glass walls). Such until such time as we begin to identify and see ourselves in one another and provide for one another: how about ...
But we can cut down.
This would protect our right to life, our liberty and yes our pursuits of happiness.
The link will take you to the life of Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015)