Skip to comments.To My Grandchildren: Be Proud
Posted on 07/11/2007 3:39:08 AM PDT by PurpleMountains
To someone my age, grandchildren are terribly important because they represent the future. Im writing this because I want to make sure that my grandchildren understand some things that will be very important to their future and to their children's future.
Any American who studies history whether ancient history or recent history should realize two major lessons from history: Lesson 1. You and I and the ordinary working person in this country have a quality of life that in most of the world has been available only to a very few, extremely wealthy persons of royalty. Of the billions of people born since the world began, almost everyone has lived wretched, short lives of incredible poverty and despair. This widespread quality of life you and I have is of recent origin and came about because of the unique qualities of American civilization freedom, capitalism and inventiveness.
Lesson 2. Every great civilization the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Spaniards, the Turks and others every one of them has eventually disintegrated or disappeared. Today we live during the great American civilization. Will it also disappear?
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