Lest we forget, on Memorial Day we remember the men and women who died fighting for this country and the freedoms we all enjoy.
Part of those freedoms the men who are buried in France (pictured above) fought for are the right to hold repugnant and unpopular thoughts. This is a uniquely American trait.
We just don't think our soldiers died for the right for a Judge to call people of color "thugs" and "moolies".
We just don't think our soldiers died for the right of the President of the United States to call immigrants "animals".
Both comments dehumanize people, and that is not what this country is about. Nazism dehumanized people. So did slavery which existed in our country for the first seventy-five years.
The best about America is the belief that "All men are created equal." The best about America is that we hold our mistakes out for all to see, and then we strive to be better.
Stay dry and enjoy your day off and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy.
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