Stephen Moore: Celebrate the miracle of America

In his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden had this uninspiring assessment of America’s current predicament: “The president keeps telling us the virus is going to disappear. He keeps waiting for a miracle. Well, I have news for him: No miracle is coming.”

Actually, as an American, I feel it’s hard NOT to believe in miracles. As the great historian Paul Johnson has noted, that our nation -- “the last, best hope” of the world -- even exists is a miracle. That the greatest assembly of men at any time or any place in history came together to write the U.S. Constitution -- the most influential document in history outside of the Bible -- was a miracle.

The polio vaccine was a miracle. D-Day was a miracle. The inventions of the Wright brothers, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were world-changing miracles.

 

 

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