My Country, Tis of Thee

Today, and not just because he is a black man, though that is part of our pride, one feels that America can with healing time become America again – the America of the Constitution, the America of the Declaration of Independence, the America that, despite all its mistakes, is still a beacon of the rights of man, of the promise of democracy  – not the tyranny of the majority, but a country measured in the ability of the still, small voice to be heard above the roar of the behemoth.

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