What starts as an article about soccer becomes a statement about the American dream based on our concept of “E pluribus unum.” We look at the diversity of the American Women’s Soccer team compared to the competition, in this case the Japanese. The names of the Americans show a wide diversity of backgrounds, yet they look at themselves as Americans.
So? We are so used to this that we miss it. The liberal press tries to act like it doesn’t exist. It is what makes American exceptional. Monica Crowley, the author, sums it up in the fifth paragraph.
“This is the only nation in the history of mankind to which you can arrive — legally — from anywhere and become its very essence.”Rome came close. You could become a Roman citizen and know the privilege and pride that came from that status. That is what held the empire together. Yet even in Rome there was an ethnic pecking order. The fall of the Roman Empire is not dated from the day that barbarian hoards swept over the capital and destroyed it but by the day that the emperor of Rome was no longer a Roman, meaning Italian, but a German.
If you want to be reminded of the philosophy that made us great, read the article. If you want to be reminded of how the Progressives (aka Democrats, Rinos, Socialists, Communists, Marxists, educators, media) are trying to destroy that greatness, then, again, read the article.
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