Deep thought

“The United States was founded on a set of beliefs and not, as were other nations, on a common ethnicity, language, or religion.  Since we are not a nation in any traditional sense of the term, in order to establish our nationhood, we have to reaffirm and reinforce periodically the values of the men who declared independence from Great Britain and framed the Constitution.  As long as the Republic endures, in other words, Americans are destined to look back to its founding.”

Gordon S. Wood, Revolutionary Characters

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