The American's Creed

By Mike Johnson

The American's Creed was written by Dean Alfange in the 1950ís.
This plaque stands in Hagerstown, Indiana.

Read it slowly, then read it again:

"I do not choose to be a common man.
It is my right to be uncommon.
I seek to develop whatever talents God gave meónot 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 earthly master nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say Ė 'This, with God's help, I have done.'
All this is what it means to be an American."

- Dean Alfange


Created by God, in Godís own image, we are worthy and capable of living this sovereign, forthright life of liberty, creation, growth and achievement.

Do not let the devilís earthly systems of deception fool you to believe you're a mouse when you're actually a giant.

All are called but few will answer.

The path is narrow.

But the path is there.

Your creator is calling.



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