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September 6, 2018

A lot has been written about Sen. John McCain since his passing. In many ways McCain embodied the United States itself, an embodiment captured by the word “resilience.”

Neither McCain nor our nation was, or is, in any way perfect, yet both had the resilience to bounce back from mistakes and hardships.

In his farewell statement to America, McCain wrote, “We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic, a nation of ideals.”

Many of those ideals took a while to manifest themselves, and many more are just emerging.

In 1776, the Declaration of Independence held as "self-evident…al...

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