Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I dare you

tourist brochuresI dare you to come up with a country that publishes its tourist brochures in more languages than the U.S does.

Having lived eight years of my adult life overseas has taught me a lot about the failings of the United States. I'm certainly not a rah-rah nationalist. But that overseas living also showed me many of our triumphs. One of those is reflected in our credo, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..." at the base of the Statue of Liberty. That may no longer be as true as it once was, but much of the spirit behind that lives on.

I remember one period of living overseas when we got a lump in our throat every time we got anywhere near the U.S. Embassy.

1 comment:

richies said...

I pray that the spirit of the Statue of Liberty lives on. For Americans to truly appreciate what we have in this country just travel to a third world country, and not to a resort.