The United States of America is the most successful economic and political experiment in human history. It has the oldest continuous Constitution and has served as a driving force for expanding human rights and economic prosperity throughout the world.
What unifies Americans is unique to our country. We are not American because of nationality or ethnicity or certainly not because of religion. We are Muslim and Catholic and Protestant and Jewish and nothing at all and yet, we are all American.
And so we need to refocus on why we have that unity and that unity is an aspirational narrative.
It doesn’t matter where you come from. It matters where you’re going. You can do great things regardless of if you come from humble circumstances.
Key to that ability, however, has been to have people come from all over the world to be part of that aspirational narrative.
It is the energy, the youthfulness, the ambition and risk-taking of immigrants that has made this country what it is.
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