American on Purpose
The Improbable Adventures of An Unlikely PatriotStreaming Audiobook - 2009
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"I am the child of two parents, and two countries. My mother put the blue in my eyes and my father gave me grit. Scotland made me what I am, and America let me be it."
“....maybe fear is God's way of saying, "Pay attention, this could be fun.”
“On that same tour we ran into a band at Aylesbury Friars, a biggish venue in Oxfordshire, England. They were a four-piece from Ireland called U2. They seemed like nice fellows and they sounded pretty good, but we didn’t keep in touch. They’re probably taxi drivers and accountants by now.”
“America truly is the best idea for a country that anyone has ever come up with so far. Not only because we value democracy and the rights of the individual, but because we are always our own most effective voice of descent....We must never mistake disagreement between Americans on political or moral issues to be an indication of their level of patriotism. If you don't like what I say or don't agree with where I stand on certain issues, then good. I'm glad we're in America, and don't have to oppress each other over it. We're not just a nation, we're not an ethnicity. We are a dream of justice that people have had for a thousand years.”
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