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America should be the Beautiful for all people

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In my youth I enjoyed Coca-Cola. In fact growing up in a very small town in Nebraska our exciting social activity was visiting the drug store and sitting at the counter for a fountain Cherry Coke. This was how I discovered that enjoying new experiences opens up the exciting possibilities of positive liberal thinking. I left Coca-Cola when they changed their original formula, dabbled a bit with Dr. Pepper and then joined the Pepsi generation. Most recently I’m on a crusade to eliminate high fructose sweeteners from my life.

Even though I do not purchase Coke products I do applaud the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad involving many nationalities singing America the Beautiful in their native language. This really confirms the miracle of community for we the people. It is amazing that some conservatives have criticized the Coca-Cola Company for this ad. Even though the Wenatchee Valley is considered a bit conservative I hope no one in our beautiful valley resents other cultures singing America the Beautiful. Do the patriots or religious conservatives complain when the Lords Prayer is recited in Spanish or heaven forbid Latin or Italian?

Personally I think it is dangerous for our democracy to have people using the language of the ultra religious right or politically conservative or speak the language of the ‘tea party’. It would be great if our freedom of speech encouraged the words and songs to bring all people in our nation together and celebrate unrestricted diversity rather than attempting to protect selective groups who fear their increasing isolationism indicates they might be wrong.