Re: July 6 letter “Happy 234th birthday, America.”
I’d like to ask the reader who the “we” are that “united under God” in 1776?
Is he talking about all the African Americans brought here as slaves? I’m sure they felt included in the “great experiment.”
What about the Native Americans (the ones who weren’t killed by the good Christians) who were pushed off their lands.
He’s right when he says we welcomed ’em all — Irish, Portuguese, Italian and Chinese, men, women and children — to be exploited, working long hours for next to nothing under the most barbaric conditions.
Americans are hyphenated because so called “real” Americans reminded them of the differences with the slurs they directed at them.
Now the reader wants us to “reunite” as “one nation, one America.” We don’t seem to have been real united to begin with. RobERt Elliott