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On the Record #11 - American Characterization

"There is a genius of a nation, which is not to be found in numerical citizens, but which characterizes the society."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

So, let me further explore the answer to Emerson's intimations!

What characterizes the American society?

Human Ingenuity?
Law and Order?
Institutional Design?
Philanthropic Kindness?
Doctrine of Fair Play?
Balance of Power?

If I were to pick the one thing that characterizes the American experience, I would say that it is the "moral consciousness" emanating from the spirit of the living God.

That was the safe haven that our Puritan Forefathers were seeking in the New World.


Committee to Elect Michael LaPierre
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