Monday, February 23, 2015
The American Dream
I was not able to open the article that was online so I figured that I should just do the blog on the two readings in, They Say I Say. I will fix it later. In the article, "Hiding From Reality" by Bob Herbert explains why he believes that the American Dream does not exist anymore. He believes that this is caused by many things like many Americans not being able to get jobs, fighting a war that we can not afford to fight, and people getting taxed. The economy is slowly falling apart and unless America fixes it, it is just going to keep getting worse. It will take many years to fix the economy even we do start now. In the article, " Is the American Dream Over?" by Cal Thomas talks about how he thinks that the American Dream is not caused by the economy , but by the eclipse of liberalisms (government). Due to people encroaching, over-taxing, over-spending, and over-regulating government. He believes that liberals and their policies lead us in a path that is hard to get out of. Thomas believes that if you believe in the government helping you succeed in life, your head is in the wrong place. He does not think the government will help someone. He thinks that if you have faith, stay in school, get married and live the life you want to live then you are living the American Dream. You basically should be setting an example for other people by doing good things. According to Herbert if the economy provides jobs for individuals who do not have jobs and want to work and quit with the budget cuts to help our economy we will be better off in trying to achieve the American Dream. The economy also needs to stop giving so much money to the wealthy. I think if we went with what Herbert believes the people could succeed in living the American Dream. It takes more then the peoples faith and trying to achieve their goals in order to achieve the American Dream. It goes much deeper then hope and faith.