Many of you have seen or heard my op-ed commercials “My America” (and thank you for all of the great feedback). I decided on the theme of “My America” because I wanted people to think about what kind of society they want their America to be – for themselves and their family. What do you want and how can you help build that America? I can tell you what kind of America I want.
I want an America that is an extension of my own family. I want an America of mutual respect and support. America could be a family where its members are encouraged to make it on their own with hard work, but can expect that in hard times the family would pull together to help. I want an America with a family budget that is prudent and builds toward the future, but is willing to borrow money to provide for necessities and opportunities.
I want an America like a family that welcomes friends and neighbors, one that can be firm without anger and consistent with how it treats its members. I guess by now you get the idea of what I am attempting to do with “My America”. What kind of America do you want?