Our history shows that each wave of immigrants added definition to what it meant to be an American. The United States should welcome the pluralism that is growing in the age of the Internet. America is not static but constantly changing.
America's idealism, optimism, and spirit of self-reliance -- all these have created the unique American character. But the America of today is in a state of confusion. We don't see our problems clearly, or if we do, we often -- out of inertia, fear, or greed -- fail to deal with them.