E pluribus unum

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” – Barry Goldwater (1964). Wrong idea then. Wrong idea now. Sometimes I get frustrated at the graying of the line between American Exceptionalism and Extremism. If America has been truly and uniquely blessed by God, as I believe it has, then our role, as ordained by Him, is to serve as an alternative model to fundamentalism of every stripe. In a multi-polar world that is becoming more and more divided between fundamentalism and pluralistic democracies, our role is to lead not only by strength, but first by the example of unity. The real sentiment behind E pluribus unum. IMHO

Published by Bosco O'Brian

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