With that in mind, all should still watch these events. We learn from them. The areas of contention between these two who claim to follow in the steps of our founders, will be who will give the most to different groups of Americans and who will take the most from those Americans who still believe they are responsible for themselves and their families. While you are listening to these purveyors of everything that is in direct contrast to the wishes of the brave rebels who fought for freedom and opportunity in the American Revolution, keep in mind these words written by Thomas Payne. Thomas Payne revealed the true American dream in this writing. Notice the stark contrast between it and the policies and beliefs of those seeking the nomination of what is now Democratic Party, more accurately described as the Marxist/Progressive Party.
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 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,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the world boldly and say:
This, with God’s help, I have done
All this is what it means
To be an Entrepreneur.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense
AND THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN