Lance852 Wrote:
Nov 12, 2012 12:17 PM "Back in its less sophisticated, less European, days, the United States had actually discovered the formula for extraordinary social vitality, and the miraculous ability to turn people who started with nothing into proud, self-determining citizens. It said to everyone who arrived: “The state only exists to give you the chance to make your own way – to that end it will give you freedom under the rule of law, the right to live your life, to own property and to pursue happiness.” That was the deal. Perhaps it was inevitable that the country would outgrow that fervent, youthful self-belief and become just another declining society, retreating..."