How do we define American beliefs?Submitted by JCole on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 21:10
You people (the anti-Paul crowd) don't stand for anything American anymore!
This statement was made on a Yahoo discussion page by a Ron Paul supporter who was trying to come to grips with how the anti-Paul crowd could make such hateful statements and tell such blatant lies about Dr. Paul, how they could give thumbs down to the message of liberty.
In response I said the following: "That is exactly the problem! But how do you counter that? An education system that indoctrinates rather than educates, a controlled biased media that reports opinion rather than fact, an electorate that is more polarized than ever, and comment pages that are more name calling than thoughtful discussion... keep speaking the truth I guess. Some are just too far gone to appreciate the beauty of liberty and just not willing to learn about the greatness that once was America."
This has led me to pose the question, "Just what do we consider today to be American beliefs"? So how about choosing just one belief that you believe is representative of American and tell us why.
I'll start with "rugged individualism". You can do a search on that term and find several different definitions. I believe it is what Hoover was pointing out back in 1928 that Americans can take care of themselves with minimal interference from the government. "Rugged individualism" is a concept that many in America no longer believe in.