Quotes from My Country 'Tis of Thee

Keith Ellison ·  304 pages

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“What I know about my country is that when America is challenged, we rise to the occasion. When we’re fearful, we become divided. When we’re courageous and have good leadership, we unite.”
― Keith Ellison, quote from My Country 'Tis of Thee


“I raised my right hand and placed my left on the Quran, which was being held by my wife and mom. Suddenly, I was blinded by a cascade of camera flashes...”
― Keith Ellison, quote from My Country 'Tis of Thee


“It is not unpatriotic to acknowledge America’s faults. No country is perfect… We can’t reach the top of the mountain if we don’t fix the injustice and confront our lies. ”
― Keith Ellison, quote from My Country 'Tis of Thee


“The people who lead us are of us. We put them in office and we can take them out. America proves that the people can govern themselves.”
― Keith Ellison, quote from My Country 'Tis of Thee


“[Martin Luther King] said that little black boys and little black girls would be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers. Then he reminded both those spectators before him and all Americans that this hope of his, this faith, was rooted in the promise of America.”
― Keith Ellison, quote from My Country 'Tis of Thee



“America operates under the notion of equality before the law. Basic fairness is an article of faith. We may not agree on everything all of the time, but we select our leaders together. And when we don’t want them anymore, we get rid of them.”
― Keith Ellison, quote from My Country 'Tis of Thee


About the author

Keith Ellison
Born place: in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
Born date August 4, 1963
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