The 05/28/13 Joy Jar

27 May

Moi knows that in some quarters it is fashionable to hate America and what it stands for. Many of those who think this is the worst country in the world wouldn’t leave if you took a crowbar to them. They know that there is no such thing as perfection, no matter they simply want something to hate. Through a fortunate accident of fate, moi was born an American. Moi is grateful for the sacrifices so many have made for her. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the gratitude moi feels for being born an American.

I love America more than any other country in this world; and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

James Baldwin

America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.

James T. Farrell

What is the essence of America?  Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom “to” and freedom “from.”

Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.

Paul Sweeney

What the people want is very simple.  They want an America as good as its promise.

Barbara Jordan

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.

Elmer Davis

 

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.  Theodore Roosevelt

 

America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them.

James Michener

 

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.  ~Hamilton Fish

 

To me, being an American means feeling safe.

Currielene Armstrong

Only Americans can hurt America.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln

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