Originally created 07/04/05

What we are



Search the Web. Grab an encyclopedia. Get your high school history teacher on the horn. You won't find it, no matter where you look.

You simply won't ever hear of another country as benevolent as the United States of America.

No other people in history have conquered more territory only to give it back, or leave it better than they found it. History is rife with powerful nations that have enslaved, plundered and annexed. In contrast, the United States uses its military to 1) defend the country and 2) bring freedom to others.

Even when attacked in an unprovoked manner, as on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States ended up freeing Afghanistan and Iraq from brutal regimes. When attacked in an unprovoked manner on Dec. 7, 1941, America ended up freeing Western Europe and setting imperial Japan on a democratic and peaceful course.

When others around the world seek freedom, opportunity and fertile soil for their dreams, they come to America, by hook or crook. And to a fault, we open our doors.

When the planet belches and tosses entire islands to disaster, the world looks to America for help. And our government's largesse is matched by the private citizen's. There isn't a more caring people.

Moreover, no nation on Earth has worked so hard, struggled so long, to make diversity work. Americans are, after all, tied together not by ethnicity or nationality - but by the highest ideals known to man. That all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

That's what this country stands for. And, as the Statue of Liberty makes clear, America remains a beacon for humanity.