Great Statement: Why I Love America by Fred Tutman, Patuxent River Keeper

from the Capital, July 3rd:

Why we love the U.S.A.



What do you love about America? What would you change about this great country of ours?

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Those were the questions put forward last week to dozens of local politicians, dignitaries, professors, gadflies and county residents.

In response, The Capital received no shortage of answers. People love the freedoms outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the spirit of this nation’s citizenry. But they could do without the partisanship that often comes along with that spirit.

Here are some of their responses.

Fred Tutman, the Severn Riverkeeper

What he loves: “Free speech, a great legal system, amazing natural resources, good – albeit expensive – health care, and a country with a really big heart and an unsinkable spirit.”

What he would change: “We need to be more global in our understanding of the world and our true place in it. We are a wasteful and self-involved society obsessed with our own privileges and blind to how we fit into the present-day global village.”

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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