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Once United America Now Divided

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Old_Trapper70, Sep 11, 2016.

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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2014
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    On a far less intimate scale, at the passage of a decade and a half, the onward march reaches a milestone for pondering the America of then and the America of now.

    Were we fools to think that the devotion of neighbors and strangers — to one another and to a nation in search of the common good — was real?

    Were we even greater fools to think that the bond of grief and resolution forged by a common enemy could withstand whatever we threw against it?

    Yes, alas, we were fools, but there was glory in it, because our high-minded naiveté flowed from patriotism and America’s genetic optimism.

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