Let us face it with Fortitude and Faith
and with complete Freedom from fear!
It is still America for so long as
WE say it is America, and we are
open to its growth and change and
maturity trending toward its rebirth
and reconsideration for its renewal.
Also if we live so as to share its strengths,
and as if we deserve to live here, so we
may embrace The American Idea through
honoring its values and processes while we
demonstrate its values to our entire planet.
On a closely linked world, those values by
which a civilization is led, through whatever
processes power may be disseminated and to
whatever degree it is shared, determine if that
planet or culture or nation is populated by
slaves or by citizens, knowing or unknowing.
Those who may undermine or derail how
America breathes and grows are guilty of
strangling and suffocating its very Future!
Dick Farley, July 4, 2012
Washington, DC USA