America Is Great Because She Is Good

I sought for the greatness and genius of America
in her commodious harbors
and her ample rivers
and it was not there.

In her fertile fields and boundless forests
and it was not there.

In her rich mines
and her vast world commerce
and it was not there.

In her democratic Congress
and her matchless Constitution
and it was not there.

Not until I went into the churches of America
and, heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness,
did I understand the secret
of her genius and power.

America is great because she is good,
and if America ever ceases to be good,
America will cease to be great.

–this quote is often attributed to Alexis de’ Toqueville,
although the authorship is uncertain–

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About dekalbcoc

Local preacher for the DeKalb Church of Christ
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