I find it interesting that in America, even though most people are more optimistic and most people around the world do view America as the city on the hill and more entrepreneurial and more risk taking and less traditional, still in America most people don't take risks, and most people are pretty traditional. It's actually a relatively small number of people that really are those risk takers, and a relatively small number of people that end up really having an impact on the world, and it doesn't take a lot of people. It just takes a few people who really care and stick with it, and that I think is what America is about.
Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/cas1int-1
"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too"
They (Conservatives) don't get it. We (Liberals) love America just as much as they do. But in a differenct way. You see, they love America the way a four-year-old loves her mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups.j To a four-year-old everything mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes mommy is bad. Grown-up love means understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad, and helping your loved one grow.
Source: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, Pages: 24
As if I really didn’t understand That I was just another part of their plan I went off looking for the promise Believing in the Motherland And from the comfort of a dreamer’s bed And the safety of my own head I went on speaking of the future While other people fought and bled The kid I was when I first left home Was looking for his freedom and a life of his own But the freedom that he found wasn’t quite as sweet When the truth was known I have prayed for America I was made for America It’s in my blood and in my bones By the dawn’s early light By all I know is right We’re going to reap what we have sown
As if freedom was a question of might As if loyalty was black and white You hear people say it all the time- “My country wrong or right” I want to know what that’s got to do With what it takes to find out what’s true With everyone from the President on down Trying to keep it from you
The thing I wonder about the Dads and Moms Who send their sons to the Vietnams Will they really think their way of life Has been protected as the next war comes? I have prayed for America I was made for America Her shining dream plays in my mind By the rockets red glare A generation’s blank stare We better wake her up this time
The kid I was when I first left home Was looking for his freedom and a life of his own But the freedom that he found wasn’t quite as sweet When the truth was known I have prayed for America I was made for America I can’t let go till she comes around Until the land of the free Is awake and can see And until her conscience has been found