Sweet land of liberty

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“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
           President Ronald Reagan

A culture and its people must have unifying beliefs and attending rituals to survive.  That has been true throughout human history.  Central agreed upon beliefs make culture and society possible.  Supporting rituals are the reminders, the reinforcing glue holding us together.

Can we say we generally agree on the central beliefs that have made America great?  Can we say we participate in rituals that preserve and perpetuate those beliefs?

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