America is America Because of You by Mark A. Goldman

by Mark A. Goldman
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 29, 2011

America is not dead because others have lost their belief in the Constitution; the Constitution is alive because it lives in you. Regardless of how or why our leaders sometimes lose their way, some Americans remain true to their ideals. As long as there is one or two of us who believe in the rule of law, justice lives. Some citizens have forgotten their ideals and their aspirations but many have not. Some never really understood how honor and integrity hold life together and make the dream of freedom and happiness possible, but many do. The truth survives because some of us still have the courage to name it and hold on to it. America is America because of your love of freedom, your respect for the rule of law, your hope for peace, and your courage to remain steadfast even while others are bent by fear, greed and ambition. America is America because of you.