United in America
There is more, much more, that unites us as Americans than there is that divides us. Political hostilities pale in comparison to the magnificence of our land, our legacy, our destiny.
We have much, indeed to be thankful for, much to fight for, much to work for, much to look forward to.
Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island raised their right hands and swore to defend their new homeland against all enemies, internal and external.
Is this why (legal) immigrants often make the most robust and thankful Americans? Because they are willing to take that oath, they are made of the right stuff.
Would it be such a bad idea for all citizens to affirm that oath every so often?