1. You have to be an active citizen and be vigilant.

  2. You will understand how rare and precious America is in world civilizations.

  3. Men are not angels and they will never be and you will never make them

  4. into angels through mass social engineering.

  1. We build all our public arrangements in this country

  2. around protecting ourselves from people who will succumb to the temptation to do the wrong thing.

  3. And you know what in my view is the single most genius concept

  4. underlying our system? It is the recognition of the flawed nature of man.

  5. That man is capable of committing evil as well as good.

  6. That man will always be subject to temptation to do the wrong thing.

  7. The American founders said that—as James Madison said—

  8. if man were angels there would be no need for government.

  9. But men are not angels and they will never be and you will never make them

  10. into angels through mass social engineering.

No matter where you come from, your ancestors come from Poland,

or whether they come from China, you can be proud to be an American.

And then maybe inspired to do something to defend it.

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