“Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that the greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than other nations, but rather in her ability to repair her faults,” Justice Ginsburg said.

Justice Ginsburg acknowledged that the United States was at its outset an imperfect union, and is still beset by poverty, low voting numbers and by the “struggle to achieve greater understanding of each other across racial, religious and socio-economic lines.”

She urged its newest citizens to vote and to foster unity.

“We have made huge progress, but the work of perfection is scarcely done,” she said.

source: Justice Ginsburg Urges New Citizens to Make America Better

Quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, article from journalist Liz Robbins


 

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