Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thankful Thoughts--America

This season of thanksgiving, we all are thankful for the abundance of life that we have.  We in America are so blessed that we live in a country rich with freedoms that so much of the rest of the world only dreams about. We are a prosperous, enterprising country where dreams are attainable.

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Today this implies an opportunity for Americans to achieve prosperity through hard work. According to The Dream, this includes the opportunity for one's children to grow up and receive a good education and career without artificial barriers. It is the opportunity to make individual choices without the prior restrictions that limited people according to their class, caste, religion, race, or ethnicity. 

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