I ran across this NY Times blog today. Apparently, England is looking for a new national motto. The blogger thought it would be fun to see what readers could come up with for a US motto. The caveat? It has to be 6 words.
It's a fun idea. The depressing part is that some of the mottoes readers have come up with. As I write this, there are 929 comments. A big chunk of commenters suggested mottoes that depict the US as evil, narcissistic bullies, where rich white men ruin the earth for everybody else.
How sad. No question, we've got our problems. But this country also does a lot of good in this world. And, I wonder how long we can continue as a nation when there's a big chunk of us that believe the country is evil. If we really are evil, then what's the answer? Maybe we need to be more like Kenya. Or Cuba.
My motto? Maybe this: "Earth's best hope, always must advance." Or, "Blessed by God to bless others."