LJefferson American Political Science

Blog Post #2

Posted on: October 11, 2009

James Truslow Adams, in his book The Epic of America, states, “The American Dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.”

I agree and I disagree with Floyd Abrams; I agree with how the US has a large economic diversity, and I feel that many other countries have the same status. I disagree with how he says that our country is turning into two, that our economic status is concentrated into two groups and that these groups are turning into seperate nations, “And I think if we can move in those directions — towards a single public.” He believes that if the country worked together as a whole, it could become more united and become one nation. I feel that our country is pretty united with how it is now, yes there is economic diversity, but there is no way a nation could have no diversity unless it was statist, and a dictator established and controlled everything. Floyd Abrams would agree with the quote above, because it talks about how people want to become better than what they were born into, that it  may not have to do with economic status, but about having freedoms and being a united and forgiving country.  I agree with Joan Claybrook, that every american should know their rights, and not rely on anyone to present them to them. That each american should know right from wrong, and to take into consideration what leaders think, and say, after all their leaders because a majority wanted them to lead, that they sought information in them that they felt was right.  I believe in her quote that, “They just want to have a environment that is safe for them and their children, and for the future, to not have global warming destroy America, to not have war, to have peace, and to have equity and fairness.” I know that personally I want the comfort to know that our country is safe for me to live in and in twenty years from now, that it is still safe for my children to live in. I believe that every american wants protection and security, and to know that if they feel that their in danger that there are government funded police stations within every few miles; I believe in what Joan said, that every american ultimately wants to feel safe.


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