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Great or hate?

Two things:

1. Greatness is apparently all in the definition. My dictionary says “great” means “much above the average.” Given that, then I guess that making America the most hated nation in the world can be considered the same as making America great. I would prefer the definitions “unusual merit” or “admirable,” but I do not consider bullying, invasions and attempted regime changes, and breaking up families as either of those. I believe we have much work to do to move from becoming a hated bully of a nation to one that is admirable. So, can we kindly get to work on that?

2. America was supposedly built on a principle of freedom of religion. The Constitutional principle of freedom of religion also protects freedom from religion. But, America appears to be developing into a theocratic state under which nonreligious folks (and others who are not believers in the “state” religion) are required to support a particular religion that has made its belief system into law and policy. Another form of bullying. Can we kindly also refrain from going further in that direction?

Sandra Christensen



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