Faith of our fathers

In America, we believe we deserve better than our neighbors. That’s our core. Perversely, it’s what we call our Christianity. We think if we do right, work hard, and have a little luck, we can beat out the competition and get rich. That’s why we’re special. Everybody’s got the chance to try. If we fail, it’s our own damn fault. We’ll sacrifice anything to protect that opportunity.

What’s ours is ours. That’s how we pray. You’ll hear us say, ‘competition is human nature.’ We follow the winner. We know it’s the best, the safest, the most perfect way to be.

Competition is animal nature. Human nature is cooperation. Right now, there are still those who remember a better country. Right now, precious few seem to remember why.

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