First Principles: The Importance of Assimilation

“I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners and customs, who by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side through a long bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.”

–John Jay, Federalist No. 2, 1787

There’s a lot to be said in recognizing and honoring diversity.  I get that.  I’m even on the diversity committee where I work in real.  But, there is also a lot to be said in helping others to assimilate into incorporating American principles and ways and beliefs into their diversity.  I guess I mean that I believe these concepts should be mutually blended in a respectful way.  But, first and foremost, as far as I’m concerned while tolerance should be practiced, the majority of our society should also be honored and respected as well.   This is as our Founding Fathers believe.  I think they did so very good reasons.

To read the Federalist No. 2 in its entirety, please see:




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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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