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Current Residence: Nevada, U.S.A.
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Personal Quote: never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly

An American Creed

Fri Oct 24, 2008, 2:59 PM
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.
Later printed in The Readerís Digest, October 1952 and January 1954.

The Honorable Dean Alfange was an American statesman born December 2, 1899, in Constantinople (now Istanbul). He was raised in upstate New York. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and attended Hamilton College, graduating in the class of 1922.

Very old school but I feel it's something this world needs more of..God Bless America...:clap:
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  • Reading: this screen
  • Watching: my fingers type letters
  • Playing: comes later
  • Eating: nuttin honey
  • Drinking: propel berry

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