America. What words I wonder to myself will follow that word when it is the first word spoken in any given utterance by a person on TV, the radio or in casual conversation? America.
America the great? The free? The protector? The guardian? The champion of democracy? The architect of world order? America. The home of the free? The brave? The bright and enlightened? The charitable? The educator, innovator and provider of wondrous technology?
America. The leader? Sage for lesser sovereignties? Guiding light? In 1969, I never thought to question. In 2005 the question is never far from the surface? Where now America?