Writing from 30,000 feet on my way home from Nashville I wanted to share an interesting observation. There are a noticeable amount of Egyptians in Music City. Time and time again at my hotel, I would see a name tag and it would give Egypt as the origin of that employee. In small talk, we learned they came to America for the freedoms we offer over other countries including those of Europe. It gave me pride to be an American living in a country who is thought of so highly by young people coming from Damascus. It also made me worried that I hope we can live up to the hype of this nation of ideas and freedom. I am pretty sure we can, despite a few bad apples.