The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea is…

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The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea is: that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.

– Condoleezza Rice