The American Dream Vs. The American Promise

A caller to Dennis Prager’s radio show yesterday pointed out that Barack Obama does not talk about the “American Dream” as much as about the “American Promise.”

Dennis: “The American dream is how can I use these opportunities to make a good life for me, my loved ones and my community. The American promise is how can the state give me more. After all, it’s a right. The very claim that health insurance is a right means what can they do for me.”

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