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An American's Creed

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 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 I have done, with the help of God"!

All this is what it means to be an American.

"...upon this rock I will build My church..." Matt.16:18

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