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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 09:45 AM

Republicans are Americas white-nationalist party now [View all]

racists were once pushed to the fringes. In the Trump era, they're in charge.

In 1990, former President Ronald Reagan gave a moving speech to mark the end of the Cold War. I received a letter just before I left office from a man. I dont know why he chose to write it, but Im glad he did, Reagan said. He wrote that you can go to live in France, but you cant become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Italy, but you cant become a German, an Italian. He went through Turkey, Greece, Japan, and other countries. But he said anyone, from any corner of the world, can come to live in the United States and become an American.

Reagan endorsed that view and went on to point out: If we take this crowd and if we could go through and ask the heritage, the background of every family represented here, we would probably come up with the names of every country on Earth, every corner of the world, and every race. Here is the one spot on Earth where we have the brotherhood of man. And maybe as we continue with this proudly, this brotherhood of man made up from people representative of every corner of the Earth, maybe one day boundaries all over the Earth will disappear as people cross boundaries and find out that, yes, there is a brotherhood of man in every corner.


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