An American's Creed-by Dean Alfange

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stephanie, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Stephanie

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2004
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    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 to dream and build, to
    Fail and 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 hand out. 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 benefits of my
    creations; and to face the world boldly
    and say, "This I have done with my own hand,
    I am a man. I am an American. :usa: :salute:

    This goes for us women also. :thup:
  2. fld335

    fld335 Rookie

    May 13, 2012
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    An American's Creed as quoted here is not correct. One sentence near the beginning is missing ten words, and therefore, both ideologically and grammatically, it does not make sense. It is supposed to be two sentences and say, "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."

    And, yes, the creed applies to women as well as men.

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