How bright? / by Maranie Staab

James Truslow Adams wrote, the “American Dream” was to be “a social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.”

This land called America, for which we are fortunate to call our home, was intended to be the incubator of this dream; it was to be a brilliant beacon to a world so often disoriented in darkness.

How bright does this beacon shine today?