Wednesday, August 03, 2005

What's Right About America

For those of you who don't know who Herman Cain is, I'd encourage you to familiarize yourself with him. You will be seeing a lot of him in the political arena in coming years. Writing for Townhall.com, Cain spells out the qualities that make America great:

We have much to be proud of as Americans, beginning with our Constitution. The Constitution’s guarantees and protections of freedom are timeless. They were derived from the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness professed by our Founders in the Declaration of Independence and granted us by our Creator. Our Constitution, written and ratified just over 200 years ago, shines across the world to remind others that individual freedoms are an inalienable right, not a gift from benevolent government leaders.

Right on. Cain is one of the scarce few who still understands the origin of our rights. The more people in this country that grasp this fundamental principle, the more hope we have of keeping these rights.

The opportunity to achieve individual success no matter where you start in life or your background is another positive factor that makes America a unique nation. We don’t have a true class or caste system in America. Some politicians have attempted to artificially construct such as system so they can then exploit feelings of class envy among those in the lower economic levels. The fact is, anyone can achieve individual success in America if they have a dream and the desire to make it come true.

This man's attitude really resonates with me. For those who get it -- to those who love living in America and choose to cast aside all cynicism and appreciate the principles this country was founded upon -- be proud. Pursue your dreams and don't allow the media or anyone else to speak negativity into your life.

Oh yeah, and God Bless America!