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I’m frequently in discussions with folks who look at America and see only flaws. These individuals dwell mostly, albeit not exclusively, on the left side of the political spectrum. Tell them about the truly remarkable accomplishment of the Founding Fathers in creating the Constitution, and they reply “Slaveowners.”
Aside from being a fallacy of irrelevance, it’s a very sad way to go through life. They miss out on so many wonderful things. So without trying to minimize the many problems we’ve confronted in our history, here’s just a few of the fruits of the energy, ingenuity, and even the greed of Americans – both those Americans who were born here, and those Americans who were born elsewhere, but who came to our shores to seek better lives for themselves:
Yes, this is a wonderful country. But don’t take my word for it. Here are some words from someone far more eloquent:
“The shining city upon a hill…a tall proud city, built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds, living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors, and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” – Ronald Reagan
Michael Isenberg is the creator of another American product, Full Asylum, a novel about politics, freedom, and hospital gowns. Check it out on Amazon.com.