Friday, August 31, 2012


I came this country with a suitcase in my hand, and everything I am today - everything I have - I owe to this the land of unlimited opportunity. I love this country and everything it stands for, and last night Condi said it better than I ever could in a hundred lifetimes - S.L.

"After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history. That is the true basis of “American Exceptionalism.” The essence of America — that which really unites us — is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion — it is an idea — and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you came from but where you are going.

"Ours has never been a narrative of grievance and entitlement. We have not believed that I am doing poorly because you are doing well. We have not been envious of one another and jealous of each other’s success. Ours has been a belief in opportunity and a constant battle — long and hard — to extend the benefits of the American dream to all — without regard to circumstances of birth."

- Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State of the United States of America, 2001-2009

It is significant to hear this theme, the very ethos of Ayn Rand and the TEA Party, described and celebrated by Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, repeated by Ms. Rice, the heart and soul of the Republican Establishment. We are winning, people, and we will win.


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