America is NOT the government, its workers, their unions, or career bureaucrats. It's the people who go to work every day to make the money that supports their families and pays the taxes that keep the government going. THAT is America.
America is NOT the politicians, their aides, or their cadre of 'experts'. It's the people who dutifully show up every election to put their two cents in at the ballot box. THAT is America.
America is NOT the laws that are passed day after day after day. It's the people who live their lives the best way they can, who don't kill, cheat, rob and who go through life cheerfully following the two words that keep this country together: honesty and fairness. THAT is America.
America is NOT the news media. It's the people who go out of their way to inform themselves on issues of the day and simply won't accept whatever is printed or televised before them. They refuse to let people they don't know make up their minds for them and more and more inconveniently question what our politicians and courts are doing to this country. THAT is America.
America is an idea, a concept, a conclusion held together by the sheer will of its people. THAT is America.
Long may her flag fly.
by © Clyde James Aragon
from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/
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