This being Independence Day, it follows that I’ve been thinking even more than usual about what being American means to me.
It’s easy in uncertain times like these to yearn for the proverbial good old days. As an avid student of this nation’s history, I can tell you that the whole experiment has been a big, lively, complicated and absolutely glorious mess from Day 1. George Washington wondered, many times, how he could possibly hold the whole thing together. Lincoln, even more so. In other words, this is nothing new, gang, and the ‘good old days’ are right now.
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