Big Daddy (White Giant)
| Friday, April 29, 2005 - 07:40 pm |
Xeo(continued) While many Americans do take a certain amount of nationalistic pride in the achievements of our forebearers, I believe that you would find that few of us identify our country with its government institutions or its current actions or policies. Not to put it too grandly, but America is, at its heart, a set of ideas and ideals that have been wriiten into a social contract we call The Constitution. These ideals were enumerated in our Declaration of Independence. No other nation on earth was founded on such a concept. However, simply because many of us believe our system to be the most conducive in the world to the achievement of human potential and the freedom to enjoy the fruits of ones own labors, that by no means implies that American society or culture has reached its zenith and is not capable of growth and improvement. The very diversity(not to use that term in the PC sense)of the American people themselves and what they have brought and continue to bring from their native lands has largely contributed to our ability to adapt and overcome. My most important thought to convey to you would be to come here and be one of us. To be American is to be what you want to be, saint or sinner. Your thoughts?