Love is not blind; not even the lovewhich we call patriotism. Determi-nation and ability to see our countryas she is, her perils as well as her glories, is acharacteristic of the highest form of patriot-ism. So Columbia asks of her sons anddaughter to-day, clear eyes and honesthearts. Only thus can she be kept true toher divine mission among the nations. Letus know our nation as she is, that we mayhelp her to become what she should be.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Page 1 (Part 3) Face the Facts
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Lila was a patriot and upheld the ideals of her country. She greatly admired George Washington (as we shall see in future posts) and he is a common visitor to her pages. But we also see writings by others who would challenge her young heart and make her face issues honestly. To own that anything COULD be improved was very possibly a radical thought which, if not uttered, was thought, felt, and preserved by Lila.
Face the Facts
BY HERMAN HAPGOOD