I found this thoughtful piece through my friend, Father Kaine at the Last of the Milleniums. It sums up so beautifully exactly what has happened in our country in recent years, and exactly what we should all, IMHO, fight against.
That headline might be somewhat puzzling to most of you. But, I believe it must be asked. We often hear about “American Exceptionalism” and the “Land of the Free.” It is time to consider just what those terms actually mean. Next week is Thanksgiving. It is a time for us to reflect on our good fortune for living in such a good country. And, yes, America is a good country.
The problem is that somewhere we seem to have lost our way. Somewhere we have lost our vision. Somewhere we seem to have lost our identity. This is shown by the rhetoric that has permeated our politics for the last 7 years or so. We have gone from a country where everyone can live their dream to one that claims only certain people can live the dream.
American Exceptionalism is not what the Republican candidates are saying it is. To…
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