The hope, the hope that lives in the breast of the black American, is just so tremendous that it overwhelms me sometimes.
The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.
Because of the structure of the contemporary American party system, every president is polarizing.
Larry J. Sabato
If we despond, public confidence is destroyed, the people will no longer yield their support to a hopeless contest, and American liberty is no more. Through the darkness which shrouds our prospects, the ark of safety is visible. Despondency becomes not the dignity of our cause, nor the character of those who are its supporters.
When I was in my late twenties, a friend suggested that, since I was an avid SF reader and had been since I was barely a teenager, that since it didn't look like the poetry was going where I wanted, I might try writing a science fiction story. I did, and the first story I ever wrote was 'The Great American Economy.'
L. E. Modesitt
The Christian church in the U.S. is still strong numerically, but it has lost its decisive influence both in American public life and in American culture as a whole, especially in the major elite institutions of society.
Much of the conventional wisdom associated with Vietnam was highly inaccurate. Far from an inevitable result of the imperative to contain communism, the war was only made possible through lies and deceptions aimed at the American public, Congress, and members of Lyndon Johnson's own administration.
H. R. McMaster
I mix things from my Somali culture and my American side.
I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American Idol as far as reality TV shows go.
The American dream comes from opportunity. The opportunity comes from our founding principles, our core values that's held together and protected by the Constitution. Those ideas are neither Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, white, or black. Those are American ideologies.
When I was living in Paris in the '80s, I used to go out with an American model who couldn't speak French. But suddenly everyone could speak English because he was so cute.
As a third generation American I grew up with the obsessive idea of personal liberty which engrosses all Americans except the oldest and richest families.