We do not mean, as some on the Christian Right do, that our country was singled out by God to advance His purpose in the world.
As is typical, though, for sane but ideological liberals, it’s clearer what we don’t believe than what we do believe. What might we believe?
- We celebrate the progressive achievements of this country. At its founding, the United States of America represented a democratic and progressive hope to the world. We strive to preserve and advance that hope.
- We celebrate the remarkable culture that is peculiarly American and shared throughout the world. Jazz and Hollywood come to mind.
- We celebrate the particular people that we live next door to, that we share our lives with.
- We are proud of our traditions of innovation and experimentation.