January 20th, 2009

squee indeed patrick stewart

...in order to form a more perfect union...

America did not exist. Four centuries of work, of bloodshed, of loneliness and fear created this land. We built America and the process made us Americans-a new breed, rooted in all races, stained and tinted with all colors, a seeming ethnic anarchy. Then in a little, little time, we became more alike than we were different-a new society; not great, but fitted by our very faults for greatness, E Pluribus Unum.
-John Steinbeck, E Pluribus Unum, 1966