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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

A foreign student's perspective on America

Over the past months, I have regularly looked for updated posts from Orson Scott Card, the famous sci-fi writer. Although I've read little of his fictional work with the notable exception of "Ender's Game", I find his opinion columns fascinating.

The latest is no exception, but is unique in that it's not written by Card himself. He simply reprints an essay/letter from a foreign-born student at an American college on "a non-American's perspective on the American founding and its fulfillment." We who have lived all our lives here too often take what we have for granted, and this letter helps put it back in needed perspective.

We have much to be thankful for in this great country.