What makes us strong

I could see white, Asian, black, Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, immigrants or children of immigrants from all over the world representing the United States of America

Inclusion
The microcosm of the World

I was watching the Olympic Games, following the American Team.

I think I understand why this team is the strongest, most successful team in the world. http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/olympics-olympians-of-mixed-heritage-slideshow/kyla-ross-photo-1344627096.html

DIVERSITY.

I could see white, Asian, black, Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, immigrants or children of immigrants from all over the world representing the United States of America

DIVERSITY made our country exceptional.

Not the Ku-Klux Klan, not the white supremacists, not hateful groups of any kinds.

America is exceptional despite all of these.

Beauty in diversity.
Strength and beauty in diversity.

America is exceptional because it is a microcosm of the world.

America is exceptional because it welcomes the best and the brightest, regardless of religion or skin color.

America is exceptional because people from all over the world come here to fulfill their dreams, and America welcomes them.

People do not come to America for guns and violence.

Immigrants come here for a free and peaceful life, they come here to live in a democracy.  They come to America to build lives for themselves and their children.

And I was watching these children, the Olympians, the pride and the future of this country.

They will build this country.  They will make sure that this society is free.

Guns did not build our freedom, hatred did not create our country, fear did not create our Constitution, money did not buy equal rights for all.

divided we fall
United we stand

We, the People, built and support this country, we the 99%.

Scientists and engineers, dreamers and artists, builders and teachers, all of us together.

Throughout the history of mankind there has always been a struggle between us and those who want to divide us for their benefit–divide and conquer.

But sooner or later, they fail.

Fanatics of all kinds.

And forces of greed and bigotry.

Humanity will survive the next crisis. And those whose only motivation is money and power.

They will fail–like those before them.

No matter what crisis awaits us, humanity will prevail.

What makes us human will prevail.

Humanity, the Olympians, will go on.