This I Believe

Tom - Telluride, Colorado
Entered on May 23, 2007

I believe in the American Way. That any kid can still grow up to be President or anything else they truly want to be. That hard work, honesty and a little luck can turn anyone willing to commit, into a success. That public education separates America from the rest of the world and can be utilized by any American. I believe that democracy and capitalism, while flawed, is still the best system in the world to let people live free and productive lives. I believe that being an American is a privilege, and with every privilege comes a responsibility, the responsibility to pay your way, to serve when called and to be a good ambassador when visiting another country. I believe that the American way also means watching out for those less fortunate and caring about others. In this I believe.