FOUR DAYS ON AMERICA: July 2, 2023.
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I still think the United States is a great place because we have accomplished great things in 250 years.
- We built a democracy, a grand experiment, which is still operating, despite the many threats, foreign and domestic, to its very existence.
- We suffered through the agony of a civil war when we were just 84 years old, and yet we are still here.
- We joined other freedom-loving countries and faced down tyrants in two world wars, and yet we are still here.
- We put our heads together, some 400,000 of us, and put three men on the moon in 1969, when the computers available had less power than common wrist watches of today.
- We have faced plagues, droughts, hurricanes, epidemics, earthquakes, tornados, and pandemics. We have lost thousands of our fellow citizens to natural disasters and illness, and yet we are still here.
- We are blessed with abundant natural resources and beauty.
- We have created countless novels, plays, musicals, sculptures, paintings, symphonies, jazz, rock, country, and more. And we are still not finished.
And yet you still claim:
For every one of your “good things,” there’s a long list of bad.
- Yes, we built a democracy, and yet every week we learn more about crooked politicians and failed legislation.
- Yes, we survived the civil war, but 620,000 soldiers died, and that is more than all casualties in Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War,
- Yes, we survived the civil war, but it took 100 more years to get to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
And I don’t care. I choose to see the good, regardless of the bad, and perhaps that’s why I still think America is a great place.
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