Happy 234th birth­day, Amer­ica

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Be­lieve in your­self. Our nation’s fore­fa­thers did that and, coura­geously, in 1776 de­clared our in­de­pen­dence. This great ex­per­i­ment in free­dom was the be­gin­ning of the great­est of all na­tions.

We united un­der God and with open arms wel­comed all who wanted to be what their abil­i­ties and de­sires could bring them. Our fore­bears blended with the new nation and en­joyed free­dom to wor­ship, to agree, to dis­agree, to grow. They were Amer­i­cans from all over the world.

We were not hy­phen­ated Amer­i­cans; we were one nation, one Amer­ica. Let us re­unite.

RobeRt MaR­cott robert.mar­cott@ya­hoo.com


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