Now that the Fourth of July is over, let's be honest with ourselves about our country.
Abraham Lincoln said "a house divided against itself cannot stand." Lincoln was speaking geographically. Today our only unity is geographical. We are a land bordered East and West by the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and North and South by Canada and Mexico.
Lincoln would tremble at the divisions in the American house. Not even a Grant and a Sherman could force the country together again. Americans are no longer a people with a common heritage, sharing common values, aspirations and a mother tongue.
Our divisions are not merely political or along economic or class lines. We are divided in new ways that reflect a fatal …