WHAT IS AMERICA TO YOU ?

  

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By:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  6 comments

WHAT IS AMERICA TO YOU ?


"The House I Live In"



What is America to me?
A name, a map, or a flag I see?
A certain word, "democracy"?
What is America to me?

The house I live in, a plot of earth, a street
The grocer and the butcher, and the people that I meet
The children in the playground, the faces that I see
All races and religions, that's America to me

The place I work in, the worker by my side
The little town or city where my people lived and died
The "howdy" and the handshake, the air of feeling free
And the right to speak my mind out, that's America to me

The things I see about me, the big things and the small
The little corner newsstand and the house a mile tall
The wedding in the churchyard, the laughter and the tears
The dream that's been a-growin' for a hundred and fifty years

The town I live in, the street, the house, the room
The pavement of the city, or a garden all in bloom
The church, the school, the clubhouse, the millions lights I see
But especially the people
That's America to me


THE HOUSE I LIVE IN

Written by: LEWIS ALLAN, EARL ROBINSON


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JohnRussell
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1  author  JohnRussell    one month ago

America is individualism working to a common purpose of creating a better society for all. 

America is fighting for the underdog and those left behind. 

America is enjoying the natural wonders of this country. 

America is justice with compassion. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
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1.1  Tacos!  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

I mean sure, it should be those things. But in a year when you would think it would be easy and obvious, does it seem like we have had a common purpose for the last year? And I haven’t seen any leaders or commentators endorsing compassion in our justice system.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  author  JohnRussell    one month ago
The House I Live In   is a ten-minute   short film   written by   Albert Maltz , produced by   Frank Ross   and   Mervyn LeRoy , and starring   Frank Sinatra . Made to oppose   anti-Semitism   at the end of   World War II , it received an   Honorary Academy Award [1]   and a special   Golden Globe Award   in 1946.

In 2007, this film was selected for preservation in the United States   National Film Registry   by the   Library of Congress   as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". [2] [3]

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The House I Live In (1945 film) - Wikipedia
 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     one month ago

To me America is a work in progress.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4  Trout Giggles    one month ago

A place where I have the privilege to live

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Guide
5  Tacos!    one month ago

America: I keep all my stuff there.

America has maybe the best set of ideals in the history of the world. But maybe not always the best people. Turning our ideals into reality is a lot harder than it should be.

 
 
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