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Writing Our American Story

RichardsKY Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 8:18 AM
Well said.

Stories are important not as simple entertainment, but also as education and indoctrination. What we believe happened in the past and the stories we highlight shade our present and influence our future. The best stories not only have a moral, where good triumphs over evil, but engage us intellectually and also emotionally.

This past Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address for his second term on the floor of the House of Representatives. In attendance were Supreme Court justices, military generals, Cabinet officers, senators, congressmen and guests — but Obama was not talking to the...