Take heart, America. You have not been abandoned. Know that there are millions of us who still believe in your founding principles.
We firmly believe that we all are created equal.
We cherish our freedoms, strong in our belief that liberty is precious to us all and no one’s freedom has a higher value than another’s.
We still look to your torch and the welcoming words you signal to the world. We are grateful to the peoples, cultures and religions that have enriched America and made her great. We treasure that diversity.
Take heart America. Your greatness is measured in terms of tolerance not defiance, compassion not hatred and unity rather than division. We stand firm in the ideals that have guided us these many years. Rest assured, America, that we will not betray them.
Happy birthday, America. You are still great.
Joe Torrell, Bellefonte