Thursday, August 26, 2010

Common Man

I Do Not Choose to Be a Common Man

It is my right to be uncommon--if I can.

I seek opportunity--not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, "This I have done."

By Dean Alfange

*Originally published in This Week Magazine.

I took it from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University workbook. It about sums up my political views so I thought I'd share.


McBorn said...

Very well said! I like it!

Anonymous said...

So true, strong, and upright. I agree 100%.