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The written word: Your personal essays
E Pluribus Unum- Out of Many, One
A tribute adopted and inspired by the American history.
“To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people; each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.”
John Jay writing for The Federalist Papers, 1787
“The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.”
James Madison, 1829
Constitution of United States, Bill of Rights, Amendment I,
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Where our French Lady Liberty greets the Greek Giant Atlas and the Peaceful Sea surfs the white sand, where the Sapphire Blue Skies stretch over the Emerald Great Lakes and the Father of Waters dances the Spread of Stars and Stripes, where the Bald Eagle soars high over the Expanse of The King’s Dream, is a Nation like none else, Out of Many, One, My America.
From George Washington’s “American Character” to Abraham Lincoln’s “better angels of our nature” to Woodrow Wilson’s “free will of independent people” to John Kennedy’s “my fellow Americans”, In God we trust and mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor such that for Theodore Roosevelt “a wrong to any one of us is a wrong to all the rest of us.”
The land of the free and the home of the brave, where we the people pursue life, liberty and happiness with freedoms of speech, expression and worship, without want or fear, and with respect for the rights and beliefs of others, only to bring home Thanksgiving every year.
The Government of the people, by the people, for the people, with checks and balances by separation of powers and the Rule of Law, one Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
Always renewing, always rebirthing, always rejuvenating, a land of opportunity, a land of immigrants with diversity of its cultures and its people with perfect equality of rights and where heterogeneity breads ingenuity and dreams have a habit of coming true.
From the Emancipation Proclamation to the Thirteenth Amendment and through the Civil Rights Movement, always trying to form a more perfect union, always striving to better the ideals of men, you may love it or care not, but you cannot deny it for what it is; the leader of the free world, a superpower deserving, a great hope of the human race, the United States of America.