So every American must seize the day and seize the American Way and make it his or her own.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Americans are simultaneously complacent and revolutionary about America. They believe in everything America stands for, yet are convinced that the country has not taken the right path. They two concepts cannot coexist. America's present derives from its past and the past is where "The American Way" is often pointed at as existing. America cannot simultaneously be the Land of Progress and a country cemented into old ways of being. One cannot harken back to decades past as "better days" because to return to them would have the same conclusion: we would reach the point where we are today. America was evolving then, constantly changing. It was never frozen in time. We cannot freeze time today.