My friend Jill has written a brilliant three-part essay on America as it is vs. America as it should be. This is the third part. Do yourself a favor and read Parts I and II first, and see how much you agree with it. I agree with all of it.
In Parts I & II of this project, I spent a great deal of time pointing out the things that, in my view, keep the United States from being ‘great’. In truth, the word ‘great’ is a superlative that sets my teeth on edge anyway, but it’s something we should always strive for. If we strive for greatness, perhaps we can at least achieve ‘goodness’.
Make no mistake … despite its many flaws, some potentially fatal, there are good things happening in this nation, there are things that should give us hope for the future. I didn’t want to end this project without pointing those out too.
A nation is only as good as the people who inhabit it, and we have, in this nation, millions of good people. Every Wednesday, I write about some of those good people. Most all of the people I know in this country are…
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