"Most of life is outside the government sector," says David Boaz of the Cato Institute. "Most change in America doesn't come from politicians. It comes from people inventing things and creating. The telephone, the telegraph, the computer, all those things didn't come from government. Our world is going to get better and better, as long as we keep the politicians from screwing it up."
I truly believe in the American dream and that our country's greatness comes from those who work hard to achieve their dream and are rewarded (not only financially) when they're successful. Our country was not founded upon welfare and handouts. Rather, we are a society founded on the ideal that free individuals should be able to pursue our highest ambitions so long as they're in line with the rules we've set in place. No matter how many constraints are placed upon success, our country will always be a nation "conceived in liberty"* and break off the shackles that restrain success.
Our morality always has and always will continue to guide our endeavors for liberty while at the same time providing for those less fortunate. It's our founding principles, not the hope that we will change them, that makes America exceptional and makes me proud everyday to live in this country.
*Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg Address