Bob: (n) a shortened name for Robert.
We’ve given up on Bob.
In an attempt to include Julius, Keesha, Manuel and Mohammed, we somehow or another felt it was necessary to reject Bob and relegate him to the museum of artifacts.
As much as conservatives suffer under the short-sightedness of failing to see where progress is heading, liberals are often so far-sighted that they stumble over the settled souls of their fellow-countrymen.
It took a lot of Bobs to make America.
They don’t understand everything that is going on–yet they won’t become more tolerant by constantly being told how bigoted they are.
Bob has a heart, which is often encased in a weathered, oaken trunk of tradition. It needs to be opened, tenderly and carefully.
As we try to give freedom and justice to all, we need to remember that this also includes Bob. He may be slower at arriving at necessary conclusions, but he should not be ignored because we find him tedious.
God bless America, with all of its unique names and nationalities.
But also, God bless Bob.
May we travel at a pace where we rest every once in a while … so all the Bobs in our country can catch up.
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