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American Dream

Friday, August 4, 2017

In America, political liberty and our free-enterprise economy mean that nearly anyone can succeed if they find the right combination of sacrifice, hard work, and willingness to take risks. We even have a name for this unique opportunity: the American dream.

While for some the phrase may conjure up images of a happy family gathered around the dinner table of a tidy house, surrounded by a white picket fence, the American dream plays out on a much larger scale as well. It encompasses some of the core values that we as Americans hold dear – freedom, equality, security, prosperity, progress, achievement – and it is part of what defines us as a nation that we continue to strive for these ideals.