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The Problem with America

Ukraine needs more than our thoughts, prayers, and sanctions

Monochromatic blue photo of the Statue of Liberty against a cloudy sky.
We engraved these words on the Statue of Liberty, a totem of our country’s values: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ~Emma Lazarus {Photo by Guilherme Bustamante on Unsplash.}

I love America, so I don’t like when it disappoints me. But the last few years have held a litany of disheartening events: Watching the angry responses to Black Lives Matter — not the extremists or the looters, the activists protesting the disproportional violence against and death…



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