The American Dream

United States
December 11, 2008 7:31pm CST
In the philosophy of American Politics built upon Religious idealism has the American Dream been lost? The wealthy have and the poor have not and the two will never twain... What happened to the American Dream, to have the hope to rise above to acquire and succeed if you work hard you could get ahead, but in our current circumstances have we lost the ability to make this dream come true? Has the dream been stolen?
2 responses
@murderistic (2280)
• United States
12 Dec 08
The philosophy of American politics was built upon religion idealism?? I never understood how this is so.
• United States
12 Dec 08
How can I explain this to your satisfaction? Justice is determining what is right or wrong, our system is built upon certain ideas that determine life to have a particular value. Those that have rights are able to access and address the government and it takes an act of GOD to manage. Actually the whole principle works on the faith that good will always prevail, we were warned by the forefathers to always tell the truth or this country will fail and as we observe this last leader we see that indeed this land is cursed for a nation that lies will surely end up in turmoil. The ideals are religious in nature because we are to using the same concept or patterns that have been recorded in the Bible. We are to put our trust in GOD, we write that on our money and we teach these particular values and fail to incorporate the values into the hearts of those in positions of authority. There are ways in which we can know the intent of a person, and first we have to weigh all of the evidence. In many ways religion and politics are tightly interwoven to the point that you have patriotism or nationalism... A very dangerous condition, where the few control many. That's all I have for now if you would like more come back and ask more questions. I'm exhausted tonight now...
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I don't believe the dream has been stolen. I think we've hit a huge bump in the road...a very rocky road...but we'll get past this economic downturn and, as things improve, we'll once again be able to get ahead and achieve the American dream.
• United States
12 Dec 08
Thank You for your words of encouragement, we are certainly in a situation that requires patience and critical thinking. What is most important? Our values have to remain steadfast and strong, we have to put our belief in justice above all other things or we will surely be in for some real difficult times in the future. Peace will certainly be achieved through accountability...