America arrives at July 4, 2013, struggling to accommodate wildly differing views on what a patriotic person should want for the country.
The debates encompass many of the most serious issues our democracy faces. Start with immigration. Is America a country of fences or a country of inclusion? The Senate’s immigration bill tried to incorporate both views, trading tougher border security for a pathway to citizenship for people already in this country illegally. Border security is important. But we think the pathway to citizenship is the true soul of this legislation.
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