America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.
I wish our politicians in Washington would look seriously at the words above from Woodrow Wilson. They were spoken almost a century ago but are as true today as they were then.
Synergy is a term I am somewhat fond of but seldom get to use it. It means the working together of two or more things to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. That is at the core of the quote above. The reason that America has been a great nation in this world is that we have accepted and even celebrated our diversity. Individually we just a nation of about 300 million different people but when we look beyond our individual self to the common good we are much more. We seem to have lost that concept lately at least inside of our nation’s capital if not throughout the land. I pray that some day soon we come to understand it once again. We should be celebrating our differences not hating each other because of them…