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This 4th of July

I don’t have a lot to say about today, other than I’ve changed the Quote of the Moment and to share with you some inspiring words by E. J. Dionne published in today’s Washington Post.

The Fourth of July is, of course, a celebration of national unity and of shared love of country. But it need not bother us that there has always been a struggle over the day’s meaning. This is part of a larger argument over how to interpret our national tradition, an ongoing quarrel that I suspect the revolutionaries of ‘76 would understand.

Those who reject the idea of national perfection, who insist that the Founders laid out a pathway and not a destination, should thus resist defensiveness.

Read the entire editorial.

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