Common Man

Heard on the radio and copied from Dave Ramsey’s site.

I Do Not Choose to Be a Common Man.  It is my right to be uncommon—if I can.  

I seek opportunity—not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, “This I have done.”

By Dean Alfange

And this from a guy who ran for governor of New York as the American Labor Party candidate.  Apparently even socialists weren’t as socialist back then.

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Sounds like it’s straight from “Atlas Shrugged.”

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