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Things About America I am Thankful For
What is right about America, and what do Americans look forward to?
>America is always changing, sometimes better, sometimes worse.
I’m thankful for the frequent times it changes for the better.
>America is so beautiful.
Its shorelines from ponds and lakes to oceans, likewise its plains, and mountains are inviting.
>America is a polyglot, a living, breathing, uniting of heritages with strength.
Is there a language you want to hear, a food you want to eat, a religion you want to study, it is here.
>America has a conscience and a soul, at once sinful and righteous, locked in an ongoing struggle.
Others might say their nation is perfect. Americans are wise enough to know we aren’t…but can be even better.
>America believes in education, competition, the merits of the underdogs, the promise of the future.
The goal Americans strive for is that there should be hope for every American that tomorrow will be better, and I am thankful for that goal.
>America believes in the protection of the innocent, the punishment of the guilty, and fairness.
America’s justice system is not perfect, but Americans want it to be, and expect justice to prevail.
>America embraces the persecuted of the world and provides them with shelter and a fresh start.
I am thankful for America’s compassion and the ideals which say “Some things just aren’t right!”
>America believes there is one set of laws, and those laws should apply to every American and visitor..
I am thankful that the scales of justice call for blind equality regardless of race, sex, religion, or national origin, and the ideal that the shoeshine boy is the equal of the richest man in the land.
>America has sons and daughters who are willing and ready to sacrifice for the safety and well-being of all.
I am thankful that no amount of hardship and danger can persuade our youth to give up on America.
>America changes leaders peacefully, periodically, and whenever leaders have selfish disregard for the law.
I am thankful that leaders have a permanent hold only on our imaginations and not on power.
>America believes in a thriving commerce domestically and internationally in goods, services, and ideas.
I am thankful that Americans have a long history of invention and creativity, of meeting challenges and seizing opportunities.
>America supports the arts and values true artists who can interpret the old and the new through art.
I am thankful that creativity is honored in America and that those honors extend to the arts., and to performers.
>America remains a land of opportunity for all, and the hope of many around the world who expect the best from America.
I am thankful that the Statue of Liberty still holds aloft a welcoming beacon, which symbolizes liberty with opportunity for all who enter America legally and with righteous intent.
>America plays a significant role among the peoples of the earth.
I am thankful that Americans are listened to around the world and that the people of the world expect America and Americans to live up to America’s heritage, ideals, and standards, while not abusing its present power.
>America is a nation of nearly 314 million people.
I am thankful to be one of them.
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