What makes America Great? It’s the inclusiveness!

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The marquis behind me is in front of the United Methodist Building next to the Supreme Court of US, my office is next door. I admire them for taking the stand, not just quietly accepting the LGBT community, but seeking others to accept as well, and this is what makes America great – standing up for the other, as we all need, and needed someone to stand up for each one of us to create a safe and secure world for all of us. UnitedMethodistChurch.Marqui-LGBTSupport-MikeGhouse

America will continue to lead the world in truly accepting the otherness of others, as it has in all endeavors of life. Only if you knew what it is like in other nations, you will appreciate my country.
America is indeed the land of the brave and the free. What does it mean? It simply means we can dream of big things or small things, and make that come true; no one will stop you from being who you are. We can dream of going to the moon, and we went, when we commit to find a cure to an ailment, we will find the cure, and when we say we will build automobiles that can give 40 Miles to a Gallon, we built those.

The can do attitude has something to do with the attitude of ‘accepting the otherness of others.’ Our nation was built by immigrants, except the native Americans, almost all of us have come from somewhere and we have learned that there is nothing set in concrete, the more the immigrants, the more inclusiveness has developed. Thanks to our founding fathers, they were way ahead of all of us intellectually to have versioned an America to be the land of the free, and that all are created equal.

It is this value of America we need to export to other nations, and not military equipment – that will make killers of each other and also turn their guns towards us.

Thanks to Native Americans for not building a wall and keeping every one of the foreigners outside the wall. Thanks to Mexico for not building a wall around California, Arizona and Texas, if not nearly 1/4th of American would have remained in Mexico.

I am a moderate politically, religiously, socially and any way you can cut it. I am gradually working towards building up a movement called pluralism, which is an attitude of respecting the otherness of others and accepting the God given uniqueness of each one of us. Would you join me?

Dr. Mike Ghouse is a speaker on Pluralism, Interfaith, Islam, politics, terrorism, human rights, India, Israel-Palestine, motivation, and foreign policy. A community consultant, pluralist, social scientist, thinker, writer, activist, news maker and an Interfaith Wedding officiant . He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. Most of the words are linked to his work, and please visit him at www.TheGhousediary.com

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