Happy birthday, America! I am proud of my country and grateful to be a citizen.
I am educated enough to understand our sins.
I am theological enough to understand the trappings of nationalism.
I am cynical enough to recognize the market forces that exploit patriotism.
But I am wise enough to know this country is exceptional!
The American experiment changed the world. We are not finished. We are learning to be a great country, and I pray we have the humility and resolve to ascend.
“The establishment of our new Government seemed to be the last great experiment for promoting human happiness.” – George Washington, January 9, 1790