“These new steps — and those 36 words — remind the world that America is not just a country but an idea, a great idea about opportunity for all and responsibility to your fellow man.” ~ Bono
Maybe Bono should confine himself to commenting on his own native Ireland and spare us Americans his blowhard wisdom. The sad thing is that self-identified “conservatives” are just as likely to peddle this pernicious myth as are liberals like Bono. It should be obvious that this liberal America is an idea nonsense leads to both the desire to export said idea by force to benighted others, and the willingness to invite the world to our shores in the form of massive immigration. But “conservatives” miss the second implication because they are too busy defending the first.