A Thinker On The Loose

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned tomorrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manner and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

What Makes America Great

I have seen lots of presidential candidates for the 2020 election in the United States, and other people in the country, sometimes when they are talking about immigration, say the thing that makes America great is its diversity. One thing I love about my country is this diversity, but to call it what makes America great is quite a bit of a stretch to me. In my opinion, diversity isn’t what makes this country great, it is freedom. And I believe without freedom, there is no diversity.