2. “The American Dream will stay Alive.”
This one is almost too ridiculous is in response to, but I acknowledge I just can’t stop myself !!!! In this phase, you use a James Truslow Adams quote: “Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone with opportunity for each according to ability or accomplishment, regardless of social class or race.” Then you go on to say, “The American Dream is achievable according to a person’s the skills and accomplishment, Donald Trump has accomplished this himself and will keep it alive if he’s elected president.”
If you read the full quote, it actually begins, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone…” Key word: “should.” This quote is referring to an ideal, one of a post racial, post class, society. A society that does not exist in America today. There are massive accomplishment gaps that exist between races, genders and social stations in our country. I see that quote as a goal for the U.S ., not a reality.
Do you think every person born poor simply has less ability than those born rich? Do you think that, perhaps, opportunity doesn’t “ve got something to” do with it?