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The United States of America is the most successful country in the history of the world. We are the weathiest and most productive economy. Our workers are better educated and more creative than any others in the world. No country has outproven America's lasting ability to peacefully hand over power based on the peoples' will. No country has provided the true equality of opportunity which every American dreams of fulfilling. Our people are open, hard working, generous and kind. To be candid, our nation has had its shameful episodes, but never has a nation of so many different people lived in such relative peace. No matter how great, America can not go it alone. Our future is inextricably linked to the fate of the world. Our citizens should be more aware of this interconnectedness. As we lead the world, we must use the best of our morality, intellect, creativity, wealth and influence. Abraham Lincoln was right. "America is the last best hope for humanity."

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Lilac's Book. A book for my daughter.    By Bill Orton.

Lilac's Book has been on   HIPPYLAND LOGO   continuously since January 3, 1997.

Anyone may have a FREE copy of the entire text of Lilac's Book by going to the Download page.

Back in 1994, I wrote this book, largely in random order, as a gift for my infant daughter.   When I finished the first version of the book, I made photocopies and handed them out to anyone who was interested.   In 1996, I converted the text of the book into web format and thanks to the gracious and steadfast support from this mighty site, the book has been on Hippyland continuously since January 3, 1997.   As far as I can tell from webstats over the past few years, about 3000 people a year are visiting the page to download the full text of the book.   If just a portion of these visitors are downloading the text, then this free book is now in the hands of thousands of people.   This makes me feel that the gift is not just for Lilac, but for thousands of others, most especially for the teenagers and young adults who so often write to me trying to figure out their place in our world.

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