Can it be true that Americans are alienated? Have we lost hope in the future? Do many of us feel that we don’t matter? These questions weigh heavily as this Fourth of July arrives.
There seems to be so much disdain for the beliefs and values of those on the other side. We have forgotten that the turmoil we’re in has always gone, to one degree or another, with the territory. It’s actually something to celebrate.
I think it is a good time to steal back some of our open-minded, multi-partisan patriotism and present it to one another without fear. This is our country.
It is a land where hope and faith in tomorrow have forged a unique system of democracy which always looks forward. We must never waive or compromise our fundamental and unalienable rights. Our sins cannot define us unless we decide to wallow in them. Our goodness can guide the course of our ship with a compass whose true north always points us to unfettered freedom for one and all.
“The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.” ~ John F. Kennedy
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