Brumidi, Constantino – Apotheosis of Washington, detail E Pluribus Unum – 1865 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Saddens me deeply to realize that we now live in a
country where half of our neighbors think it’s a perfectly legitimate
function of government to make the other half of our neighbors pay for
an American is neither about race nor ethnic group, religion or tribe!
Instead, being an American is an idea: an idea that individuals have
the freedom and liberty to govern themselves. E Pluribus Unum! Gone now is the American ‘melting pot’ and in its place is a fractured society and hyphenated groups.
have allowed lesser ideas to be taught and substituted instead – which years
ago would have been considered treasonous. Regrettably, we now we embrace those ideas as “multiculturalism!”