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Dr Lizardo4/17/2019 1:10:54 pm PDT

re: #130 HappyWarrior

Indeed. We were never formed on the basis of ethnicity, religion, etc. We were formed based on the principles of the Declaration and Constitution and even though the Founders definitely were flawed and prejudiced, that was their intention when they set up the Republic. The colonies were full of men, women, and children from many different backgrounds. I’ve found way, way distant relatives of mine who settled in Pennsylvania generations before Lexington and Concord.

And it’s been my experience that such an idea is difficult for modern Czechs to understand. After all, their nation was formed in the wake of the First World War and also as a result of the National Awakening in the previous century, which saw the birth of modern Czech nationalism.

The idea of a nation that isn’t ethno-linguistically based is not easy for many of them to wrap their heads around.