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Quote of the Day: Where in the World Are We?

 

I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. —L. Frank Baum

This was a statement made by Baum’s character, Dorothy, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. But I couldn’t help thinking that any one of us could make the same observation about life in the United States today.

Many of us have lived long enough to remember a different United States. It’s gratifying to glorify our past with Ozzie and Harriet images, professional baseball, our victory in WWII, and the respect other nations had for our country. We even realize that some of our memories are overblown, hazy stories that we recall or were passed down to us by family who loved this country and wanted to pass on their admiration for all that we stood for.