America is not perfect. It never has been. But it is still the best hope for those who wish to leave their ancestral homes and seek a new life in an unknown land. And those who breed fear and bigotry have no sense of what this country has been all about since its beginning two and a half centuries ago. The question at this time in our history is whether or not we will call on our “better angels” to turn back those intent on dividing us on basis of the color one’s skin rather than the character of one’s soul.