I SOUGHT FOR THE GREATNESS AND GENIUS OF AMERICA…….
At this time in the history of our great country, Election Year for a new president, I quote the words of someone much wiser than myself.
“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers - and it was not there... “
“In fertile fields and boundless forests - and it was not there ...”
“In her rich mines and her vast world commerce - and it was not there...“
“In her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution - and it was not there.”
“Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. “
“America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 1805-1859
(Anyone not familiar with the work of this French Political Thinker and Historian should take the trouble to do some research.)