Source: The Founders Were Flawed. The Nation Is Imperfect. The Constitution Is Still a ‘Glorious Liberty Document.’ – Reason.com

The article denounces the New York Times for their efforts at revisionist history.

I said some relevant things here:

https://gottadobetterthanthis.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/most-important/

I also added that Christianity essentially stamped out slavery for a few centuries, here: https://gottadobetterthanthis.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/summer-reading-6/

The United States of America has plenty of both shame and accolade. CS Lewis said it to children like this:

“You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,” said Aslan. “And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.”

― C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

We owe it to ourselves and our posterity to never rest. There is always more.

Sometimes it’s good to look back down
We’ve come so far – we’ve gained such ground
But joy is not in where we’ve been
Joy is who’s waiting at the end