One united people

Article author: 
John Jay
Article date: 
3 October 2018
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

In Federalist 2, John Jay famously wrote:

... Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people—a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion ... very similar in their manners and customs...

This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties."

- John Jay, October 31, 1787


Are Republicans Born Wimps?, Patrick J. Buchanan, VDare, October 1, 2018:

As my late friend Sam Francis said in the title of his book, many Republicans are perfectly content with being  "Beautiful Losers".... Yet the stakes here are immense. Consider how the Supreme Court has remade the America we grew up in....

Yet, each decade, less and less are we descended from the same ancestors. Less and less do we speak the same language, profess the same religion, share the same manners, customs, traditions, history, heroes and holidays....

With all our new diversity, whatever became of our unity?