May 3, 2016
James E. Miller: ‘The English origins of America don’t disbar anyone from coming to the country and accepting our way of life’
James E. Miller writes:
Ramirez and his family are welcome to become full-fledged citizens who accept our particularity, learn our language and customs, obey the law, and watch fireworks on the 4th of July. Yet they resist, insisting on holding tight to the heritage they abandoned by leaving their home. Their intransigence shows just how powerful, how close to the heart, human identity is.