It's the immigrants who really know the fragility of liberty; how it can be won and lost, and won and lost again. For them freedom is not a parade. It's a flower in a storm.
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I'd like to go back to Rwanda or Kenya or Ethiopia on Jan. 20. I could point to the TV and say: "Look. Listen. This is what it means to be American."
The reasons why I left the U.S. have now been replaced with reasons why I want to be back there.
I did not recognize my government for eight years. Now it begins to make sense again.
The fact that some of us Americans don't live within our country's borders doesn't make us less American. In this time of unifying America, accept your cousins who don't live at home.
"America, this young nation, is still capable of surprising us. The country of the KKK has the capacity to give the highest charge to a black person... Obama has become the symbol of modernity."
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