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American Values

Guy Reel

What is America? What are the values it has most fought for and admired? A few of the first, and most important, come to mind:

Freedom.

Equality.

Democracy.

Champion of the little guy.

Helper of the oppressed.

Defender against tyranny.

Some of the other values are ingrained in our history and our belief in our future:

Capitalism.

Independence.

Strength.

Rightness and righteousness.

Manifest destiny.

God.

Freedom of religion.

Family.

Wealth.

Faith.


#2

Several of those on the second list are incompatible with others, and especially those on the first list. Not everyone can have wealth, especially under capitalism. And manifest destiny is an absolute embarrassment of our history.