The American Dream must be revised into something that will work without…
The American Dream must be revised into something that will work without our acting like an empire.
Premise - The American Dream is something that has been multifaceted and can be interpreted in many ways
Evidence - "The dream has a resonance..."
Roman Empire - Cicero
France and China "Han dynasty"
"dreaminess is relative and contextual
Opera Winfrey and Obama
Premise- Other Countries have had dreams that are similar to what we call the American dream - to have a better life
Evidence - "American dream ... better life"
Evidence - Puritans and religion
Evidence - Racial Equality
Settlers had a dream of economic growth
Premise - Many countries (like America and Rome) have built their dreams from expanding their empire or taking things from other people
In the feudal south "aspiration jostled alongside oppression"
Premise - The American dream cannot continue as it currently is because the American Empire cannot grow as it has - or continue to force it's will on others
Evidence - "Who among us has not reassessed our priorities in the aftermath of setback"
The question may be how resilient the dream is...
Government is legitimate if it provides a level playing field of dreams
The American dream is more of a Cultural than a political construct