An American's Creed
I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon - if I can.
I seek opportunity - not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.
I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade my freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.
I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, "This I have done."
All this is what it means to be an American.Ready for the kicker? This was written by a liberal in the 1950's, Dean Alfange. He ran for Governor of New York, splitting the liberal vote, which got Thomas Dewey elected.
Think times have changed a bit? Here's my take on the rally cry of the current crop of liberals and socialists.
A New American Creed
I choose to submit. I do as I'm told.
I choose to obey my Keepers unquestioned; I will capitulate on demand.
I seek gray acquiescence over vibrant originality; consensus over principle. I want only for the grace of my Keepers.
I tremble at conflict unless directed by my Keepers. I neither seek nor encourage individuality. I long for the warm embrace of conformity.
I lower my head, lower my gaze, lower my voice lest I incur the wrath of my Keepers.
I gladly cast aside my dignity and know not the meaning of shame. I will comply, and I will be fed - this is all I know.
I gladly trade my freedom for the asylum of my Keeper's cage. I offer my soul for my safety.
It is my place to submit; to surrender myself as demanded; to vilify and denigrate the creations of others, and to meekly ask, "How may I serve you now, My Keeper?"
This I teach my children. All this is what it now means to be an American.
Maybe a bit harsh.
Maybe not. We're well along this road as a nation.
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