“[W]hen every man, woman, and child can feel and know that his, her, and their rights are fully protected by the strong arm of a generous and grateful Republic, then we can all truthfully say that this beautiful land of ours, over which the Star Spangled Banner so triumphantly waves, is, in truth and in fact, the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.'”
Spoken by John Roy Lynch in 1875. He was talking about the future.
Still true in 2016. And it’s still the future that we’re talking about. Not the present. Not yet.