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  • Simon Cowell Discusses The American Dream. "I'm Truly Thankful" (3 min video)

    09/20/2019 8:54:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Simon Cowell
    This is a 3 min. video of Simon Cowell (Americas' Got Talent) discussing what America means to him and the appreciation he has for this country. "The American Dream is still alive and kicking. I appreciate the opportunities this country has given to me. I'm very thankful. America does literally feel like it's my home now."
  • Cori Gauff’s Colorblind Dream

    07/14/2019 10:52:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2019 | Will Alexander
    When tennis phenom Cori “Coco” Gauff was 10, her best friend asked her in a video what she dreamed about the night before.  “I dreamed that me and my parents drove a golf cart to the moon,” she said, shrugging her shoulders as if to have no clue what the dream meant.You can never be sure, but Cori’s dream seemed to foreshadow the make-believe stuff of her real-life journey.  Knowing nothing about tennis, her parents quit their jobs to launch her career when she was 6.   They became a “no-income family,” as they put it, which made it impossible...
  • Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed

    06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States. And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's American Parable: Are you a Person of the Ladder or the Rope?

    03/29/2019 7:59:41 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 21 replies
    D'Sousa's Blexit Speech on YouTube ^ | March 3, 2019 | Dinesh D'Souza
    How do you explain America in simple terms: to a teenager, to a person whose English ability is limited, or to people who are work with their hands not by manipulate words? Toward the end of Dinesh D'Souza's wonderful 16-minute speech to the Candace Owens' Blexit patriots in March 2019, he gives a beautiful and memorable parable on what the American Dream is about. Actually as part of the penance for my sins against the Obama administration, I was sentenced to teach English to immigrants.  And one time a woman in my class said, "Dinesh, since you're into politics and...
  • Reflecting on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Faith in the American Dream

    01/22/2019 10:43:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/19 | Dennis Jamison
    Those who fan the flames of divisiveness and disunity within this nation, do not rest on the foundation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy In the wake of the day designated to honor the contributions of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., intelligent Americans can wonder about the legacy of this incredible man of God. And, the embattled political spheres demonstrated they are not prepared to see the same vision as Dr. King. Even if only the “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial is used as a measuring stick, one can understand the words and intent that...
  • BITTER ROAD: Migrants in Tijuana Regret the Caravan: ‘I’m Done With the United States’

    11/28/2018 8:08:37 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 69 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 28, 2018 | David Agren
    After fleeing tear gas shot at the U.S. border, Carlos González confessed confusion and second thoughts about the caravan that carried him to doorstep of his dream: life in the United States. [He]... had hopped on the caravan .... figuring it would facilitate his entry.... for five weeks he could hope and dream—especially as the caravan pushed past police barricades and crossed through closed borders in Guatemala and Mexico. But the U.S. border has proved impossible so far for the more than 7,000 migrants... . He said his family was planning to sign up with Mexican officials for voluntary repatriation.....[snip]...
  • Vanity - No...NBC, it does not take a village. It takes "FAMILY" (Chloe Kim)

    02/13/2018 9:36:48 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 10 replies
    NO.....NBC...it does not takes a village...it takes a pro-active, loving, American, Dad & family, of Korean legal immigrants to birth the "American Dream". I watched this magnificent youngster perform her two "Stove Pipe" runs...just simply awesome. She already had the Gold Medal won, before she performed her last run...but, she uttered these words into her I-Pod, before going down the "Stove Pipe"...."Grannie, this one's for you"!!! POTUS, Trump....this is a family that should be celebrated in the White House in the near future. Congratulations, Young Champion....America loves you and your entire "patriot" American Dream, family!!! NBC...take a hike, deadbeat, low...
  • “Tio Amo”, Two Words that Lasted a Lifetime for my Grandparents

    02/09/2018 9:30:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/18 | Jimmy Reed
    Mr. and Mrs. Menotti celebrated Valentine’s Day 70 times Pietro Menotti stood on a ship’s deck among throngs of weary, penniless immigrants like himself. Staring into the haze of a hot summer day, he saw the first of two women who would determine the course of his life. She was the mighty lady with a torch whose message to foreign lands had attracted millions: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”


  • The State of the Union stats don’t lie: Americans are turning against Trump-hating celebrities

    01/31/2018 7:33:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The stats don't lie. Within minutes of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech, CBS News revealed their YouGov poll approval ratings on it. Unsurprisingly, 97% of Republican speech watchers liked it. More surprisingly, 72% of Independents liked it. Staggeringly, 43% of Democrats liked it. Overall, CBS reported that 75% of Americans approved of the speech. For such a seriously divisive and polarising President, who is currently languishing with just 39% personal approval ratings, these were sensationally good results. Interestingly, 8/10 Americans in the poll felt the President was trying to unite the country with his speech and...
  • Houses Are 73% More Expensive Today Than In 1973—Plots Are Smaller Too

    05/30/2017 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Thalean · 155 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | May 28 | Spencer P Morrison
    In 1973 the median household income was $9,265... Consider that the median sales price of a new home in January, 1973, was only $29,900—3.2 times the median household income. In other words, if the median family saved up every penny earned, and put it towards a new home, it would take just over three years to buy a brand new house. This held relatively steady for the next decade. In 1985, new home prices crept up a little, to 3.7 times the median household income. It was during the 1990s and 2000s that home prices began to skyrocket towards where...
  • Young Obama: The American Dream Is to Be Like Donald Trump

    05/12/2017 1:57:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/12/2017 | Madeleine Weast
    An excerpt from one of former President Barack Obama's previously unpublished law school papers revealed he believed the American dream was to be like Donald Trump, although he called such a goal "unfounded optimism." At age 29, Obama wrote a paper with friend Robert Fischer titled "Race and Rights Rhetoric" in his last year at Harvard Law School. An excerpt of the paper was published in a biography of Obama's early life, titled Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Vice reported Friday. Obama had written that the average American mindset can be summed up in one sentence: "I may...
  • Denied American Dream, Returned and Deported Young Migrants Create Guatemalan Dream

    03/21/2017 11:57:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | by MARÍA MARTIN
    Brightly painted murals on high walls look down on the foreign tourists, NGO volunteers and Guatemalan nationals seated around heavy wooden outdoor tables at the Café Red Kat in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's second largest city. On the face of it, Red Kat is just one more restaurant in the historic center of this growing metropolis. But in reality, this establishment — a restaurant and cultural center — is a social experiment in sustainable economic development created by Guatemalan migrants returned from the United States. The idea for this unique café originated eight years ago when a group of homesick Guatemalan immigrants...
  • Progressivism and the scam of "The American Dream"

    07/25/2016 9:38:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    If you only read the title of the blog entry, you're wasting your time and missing the important details. I know I just jammed a big huge red button, but this really needs to be written. It's very important for understanding progressive ideology. First, who invented the phrase "American Dream"? It was James Truslow Adams. What, exactly, did he write? See, what the progressives don't want you and I to do is to actually go and pick up some of these books and commit the heinous act of actually reading them. In The Epic of America, Page 404, he writes:...
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 12:28:41 PM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 2 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 7:31:15 AM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 7 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”
  • The American Dream is at a Standstill

    04/20/2016 7:21:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 20, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Now here's news you’re not likely to get from many commencement speeches, especially if they are given by Obama Administration officials, including the chief executive himself. Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, believes that U.S. income mobility, or the rags-to-riches story of the American Dream, is at a standstill. At a presentation and panel discussion at the Hoover Institution, Petrilli pointed out the problems that American families are facing in today's economy. He said that other countries, not the U.S., "tend to do better than we have" in income mobility. Petrilli said that the U.S. and the...
  • The American Dream Is Dead, And Now Even The Mainstream Media Is Starting To Admit It

    02/11/2016 1:30:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    EAD ^ | 02/11/2016 | Michael Snyder
    >Are you living “the American Dream”? If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate, because most Americans are not. In fact, as you will see below, a new survey has found that there is nowhere on the entire planet where the average wage earner is making enough money to live “the American Dream”. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now the middle class makes up a minority of the population, 51 percent of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year,...
  • Sharing Social Values in a Secular World

    02/10/2016 1:47:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Congressman Mark Walker
    This past week, I was honored to be asked to speak at Heritage Action's Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, DC. As the only House Member besides Speaker Paul Ryan, I was humbled to help cast a vision for decision-makers and thought-leaders on finding solutions for some of our nation's greatest social problems. The evidence over the past 50 years makes it indisputable: the federal government hijacked the American Dream and the family has been decimated. We see this plainly in our everyday lives. The American Dream is social at its very nature. It begins with life. Common sense tells us...
  • White people have least confidence in the American Dream

    01/23/2016 12:44:57 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Catey Hill
    Americans say the American Dream is suffering - and that our laziness and low morals may be partially to blame. Searches for "American Dream" have fallen 24% since Google began tracking this data in 2004 -- and when you type "American Dream" into Google, three of the four top autofills are "dead," "a lie" and "leaving America," according to an analysis of Google Trends data released Friday in a report by brokerage firm Convergex.
  • Nearly Half of Millennials Say the American Dream Is Dead. Here’s Why.

    01/15/2016 7:10:18 AM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | / January 14, 2016 | Natalie Johnson
    Belief in the American Dream among millennials is dimming as the nation's largest generation continues to face steep socioeconomic barriers despite overall economic recovery, according to a new report. Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit organization advocating limited government to spur opportunity for young Americans, reported Tuesday that for the first time in U.S. history, a younger generation may be left worse off than the one preceding it.