We are stonger as true patriots!

“I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins.” — Frederick Douglass

 

Today, while we pause to honor the dream and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we reflect on how we become a More Perfect Union!  We need constructive criticism and honest dissent over the misperceptions and attack machines.  Truth is always the main ingredient of freedom.  While precedents and traditions are always a part of us, they can be flawed.  We must never confuse our Constitution or the rationale behind Separation of Church and State as un-American.  America has never been about monolithic thought.  It never suffices or makes us stronger.  Rebuking Reverend Jeremiah Wright, while dismissing Reverend Pat Robertson as a kook, will never do. 

 

Our main concern now should be about turning the page.  As we do, we must never again allow the voices of a few to think for the rest of us.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”  It takes ALL of us!

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