America Is Great Because She is Good

I sought for the greatness and genius of America

in her commodious harbors

and her ample rivers

and it was not there

in the fertile fields

and boundless prairies

and it was not there

in her rich mines

and her vast world commerce

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

America will cease to be great

In the end

the state of the union

comes down to the character of its citizens

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~Alexis de Tocqueville~

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