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Ethos 76

An American Philosophy

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The American Spirit

Ethos 76 is intended to recognize the wisdom and good in the philosophy of our founding citizens.  To rethink the negative narratives we see today regarding the American Experiment.   

The essence of American identity transcends the boundaries of political affiliations and ideological beliefs. Rooted in a profound commitment to shared values, it blossoms in the tapestry of diversity and unity. Being American isn’t confined to partisan labels; it’s a celebration of liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness ingrained in the nation's fabric.

America was envisioned as a sanctuary for freedom seekers, a haven where diverse voices harmonize into a symphony of unity. Our citizenship, beyond political dogmas, embodies a spirit of resilience forged in the crucible of history’s challenges.

The American identity thrives in the mosaic of cultures, perspectives, and dreams that intersect on this land. It is the embodiment of hope, progress, and the relentless pursuit of a more perfect union. It honors the sacrifices of generations past and fuels the aspirations of generations to come.

We were never meant to be confined within the confines of party lines or narrow ideologies. Instead, our American identity is a beacon, illuminating the path toward a collective future where differences enrich rather than divide us. It's a reminder that, at our core, we are united by our commitment to the principles that define this great nation—a beacon of hope, freedom, and unity for the world to witness.

George Washington, in his Farewell Address, cautioned against the perils of factionalism, highlighting the dangers posed by political parties. He foresaw how rigid partisan lines could fracture the unity essential to the American identity. His wisdom echoes through the ages, urging us to transcend the boundaries of political affiliations that threaten our collective strength.

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