Each year at this time I discuss what America means to me and point to this clip as pretty much summing up the country in the shortest time imaginable. Our president came to great notice telling us that there are no “red states” and “blue states,” there is “only the United States” (that has never been true, as has been illustrated by a thousand different events, actions, behaviors, and policies).
I would like to posit that the spirit that
makes a bored volunteer at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begin to mock a
man (a celebrity, whom everyone once knew) reading the country’s constitution
IS the American spirit. Not all of us might do this, but we live in a country
where it is possible, and really, really, probable.
Please join me in saluting the spirit of America once again: