The Elite Club

A spectacle seen only in America happened last week when George H. Bush, current President Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton attended the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas. They gathered to honor and give their support to one of their own, the elite club comprised of former presidents of the United States of America. Three of them are Democrats and two Republicans.

They all came from very diverse backgrounds. One Peanut Farmer, one who arrived in this world three months after his dad died and was raised by a single mother in a poor household and one who had a white mother and a black father and was also raised by a single mother and his grandparents. Two are father and son, both born into privilege.  This is who we are as Americans. We also belong to an elite club. We are a microcosm of the world itself. All different sizes, shapes, colors, ethnicities, backgrounds, hopes and dreams. We are the great experiment that in all logic should not have worked.

I watched the five presidents as they shared hugs, handshakes, praises and jokes and I thought, we as a country are not perfect, but no doubt about it, we are the best.

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