A Love Letter to America

The latest book by Pierre A. Kandorfer reveals an open secret of our life. The secret of the American spirit. It is titled “A Love Letter to America” and is written by somebody who loved the American Dream when he was still in a High School in Europe decades ago. In my vision of the American Dream, America is the only place where a poor, helpless “nobody” had a chance to live a decent life or even to become a millionaire. America appeared to us Europeans as the only society where anybody could generate his own fortune following the American spirit, this is with hard work, proper self-discipline, and limitless determination. Only in America, we were told as kids, such things are possible, and we believed that deeply. At the end of WW2, we did not have to look far-away for the proof. At that time, everything good came from America. The US rescued us from Hitler’s tyranny, fed us, helped us politically and economically to survive the terrible aftereffects of the war. What has been totally forgotten, America also gave the war-ravaged European countries, especially Germany, the vision and practical help to establish their own democratic political systems. At that time, the US Constitution was considered the ideal form of people-oriented government form. I still remember the enthusiasm of my High School teacher praising everything American. Pierre Kandorfer is a veteran journalist with thirty-five years of a media background. He wrote thousands of articles, hundreds of TV programs, and a dozen books such as “You Don’t Know Who You Really Are,” “No More Doubt – Science Confirms the Bible,” “Whom Can We Still Trust,” “Fight Back Manual,” “Find Peace of Mind or Lose Your Mind,” in addition to some media textbooks. Pierre’s books are available at NeverGiveUpYourDream.US Amazon and other booksellers

The latest book by Pierre A. Kandorfer reveals an open secret of our life. The secret of the American spirit. It is titled “A Love Letter to America” and is written by somebody who loved the American Dream when he was still in a High School in Europe decades ago.

In my vision of the American Dream, America is the only place where a poor, helpless “nobody” had a chance to live a decent life or even to become a millionaire. America appeared to us Europeans as the only society where anybody could generate his own fortune following the American spirit, this is with hard work, proper self-discipline, and limitless determination.

Only in America, we were told as kids, such things are possible, and we believed that deeply. At the end of WW2, we did not have to look far-away for the proof. At that time, everything good came from America. The US rescued us from Hitler’s tyranny, fed us, helped us politically and economically to survive the terrible aftereffects of the war.

What has been totally forgotten, America also gave the war-ravaged European countries, especially Germany, the vision and practical help to establish their own democratic political systems. At that time, the US Constitution was considered the ideal form of people-oriented government form. I still remember the enthusiasm of my High School teacher praising everything American.

Pierre Kandorfer is a veteran journalist with thirty-five years of a media background. He wrote thousands of articles, hundreds of TV programs, and a dozen books such as “You Don’t Know Who You Really Are,” “No More Doubt – Science Confirms the Bible,” “Whom Can We Still Trust,” “Fight Back Manual,” “Find Peace of Mind or Lose Your Mind,” in addition to some media textbooks.

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A Love Letter

To America

The Secret of the

American Spirit

Pierre A. Kandorfer




1. Love you, America

Is America perfect?

2. America’s exceptionalism

The principles of the American systems

The difference between America and Europe

Why societies hating freedom also hate


3. Birth of a nation

The Constitution made it possible

Protecting liberty and freedom in the world

4. Different Presidents, different America

5. American Dream

Facts don’t lie

American Dream is in dire danger

6. A magnet for millions

In a search for a better life

7. American virtues and values

What do Americans value most?

Personal priorities

What say Americans about Americans

8. Religious freedom in America

Separation of church and state

9. American patriotism

Patriotism is no hatred of others

Practicing American patriotism


10. America’s super-power

Moral, economical, and political reasons

China is challenging America

What does China’s plan mean for the world?

World’s policeman

11. Leading the world in science and


Working hard to maintain R&D superiority

12. Doing business or working in America

13. Guardian of liberty in the world

14. American spirit

American spirit in the minds of smart people

15. America the beautiful



Love you, America

“You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget


(Kiera Cass)

I was born in the very heart of Europe, full of rich

history, culture, and an over two-thousand-year-old

tradition of feuds, wars, poverty, and human

sufferings. As impressive some of the epochs

theoretically might have been, they were all built on

authoritarian, dictatorial, tyrannical systems. No such

thing as democracy, personal freedom, or

independence ever existed.

With this kind of historical baggage, Europeans don’t

comprehend what we call personal freedoms, life,

liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When I was able

to learn what American spirit and the American way

of life really mean for the first time, I was moved,

excited, encouraged, and motivated. I was instantly

attracted to the American Dream and decided this is

where I want to live, work, and spend the rest of my


During my early childhood, I remember people

talking about someone who “made it” in life. These

were all folks who somehow managed to escape to

America, the country of their dreams, the nation of

unlimited opportunities, the place of unrestricted

potential for personal success.


In our vision of the American Dream, America was

the only place where a poor, helpless “nobody” had a

chance to live a decent life or even to become a


America appeared to us as the only society where

anybody could generate his own fortune following the

American spirit, this is with hard work, proper selfdiscipline,

and limitless determination.

Only in America, we were told, such things are

possible, and we believed that deeply. At the end of

WW2, we did not have to look far-away for the proof.

At that time, everything good came from America.

The US rescued us from Hitler’s tyranny, fed us,

helped us politically and economically to survive the

terrible aftereffects of the war.

What has been totally forgotten, America also gave

the war-ravaged European countries, especially

Germany, the vision and practical help to establish

their own democratic political systems.

At that time, the US Constitution was considered the

ideal form of people-oriented government form. I still

remember the enthusiasm of my High School teacher

praising everything American.

Additionally, everything we admired and were

looking for came from America. Not just Coca Cola,

Elvis Presley, and blue jeans. All technical, medical,

and scientific innovations appeared to have been

“made in the USA.” Not to mention the biggest and

most beautiful cars came from the US, of course.


How couldn’t I have fallen in love with America, a

long time before I had the slightest idea of how to

finish my education, establish my own family, or to

pay for my transatlantic fare?

When I first came to the US as a tourist in the early

eighties, I was absolutely enthusiastic. Still, I was

slightly anxious and skeptical. Why? My vision of

America started was poisoned by the misinformation

of European media, which is overly critical, even

hostile to America.

I instantly discovered that most Europeans were not

able to understand the American spirit, the US

Constitution, and the American way of life.

There was only one reason. With the tyrannical

history behind an upcoming Marxist worldview

ahead, there was no way to comprehend Americans

and their love of freedom, independence, and selfdetermination.

And worst of all, how can freedoms be

granted by God and not by the government? They

didn’t get it and still don’t until today.

Finally stepping on the American soil for the first

time, how was I surprised! America was exactly the

way I have dreamed about. Kind, warm-hearted,

friendly, and lovable all-around. At that time, I fell in

love with America again, this time on the basis of

facts and my own experience.

Coming to America, this was my childhood dream

and a subconscious decision carved in stone decades

ago. Nobody was able to convince me otherwise.


Decades later, here I am! US citizen and proud

American. A believer in the US Constitution, Bill of

Rights, and the American way of life.

Is America perfect?

Is America perfect? Oh, no! But still, the freest,

fairest, most compassionate, and generous country

humankind ever created!

However, our freedom and liberty, the strongest

portion of our political system, is also our weakest

one. Nothing can be as easily misused for nefarious

purposes as freedom, liberty, and individualism.

Our constitutional rights are permanently under attack

by people who abuse our freedoms and liberties to

eliminate them because America is not compatible

with totalitarian systems such as Marxism, Fascism,

or Islamism.

Our democracy is very fragile. As Ronald Reagan

once stated, it takes only one thoughtless, careless,

and negligent generation to lose it all:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away

from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in

the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and

handed on for them to do the same, or one day we

will spend our sunset years telling our children and

our children’s children what it was once like in the

United States where men were free.”


If we don’t defend our freedom and our American

way of life today, there will be no more America

worth defending anymore tomorrow.


American exceptionalism

“America is the only country ever founded on an

idea. The only country that is not founded on race or

even common history. It’s founded on an idea and the

idea is liberty. That is probably the rarest phenomena

in the political history of the world. This has never

happened before. It has worked. We are the most

flourishing, the most powerful, most influential

country on earth with this system, invented by the

greatest political geniuses probably in human


(Charles Krauthammer)

America is an exceptional nation. This is not because

of what the US has achieved or accomplished.

America is exceptional because, unlike any other

nation, it is truly dedicated to the natural law and

principles of human liberty, grounded on the truths

that all men are created equal and endowed with

equal rights. These permanent truths are "applicable

to all men and all times," Abraham Lincoln once said.

As the Heritage Foundation points out, America's

principles have created a prosperous and just nation

unlike any other nation in history. “They explain why

Americans strongly defend their country, look fondly

to their nation's origins, vigilantly assert their political

rights and civic responsibilities, and remain

convinced of the special meaning of their country and

its role in the world. It is because of its principles, not

despite them, that America has achieved greatness.”

As history proves, the American founders appealed to

self-evident truths, stemming from "the Laws of


Nature and of Nature's God," to justify their liberty.

They are as true today as they were in 1776.

The US Constitution defines the institutions of

American government:

Three distinct branches of government that make the

law, enforce the law and judge the law in particular


This fundamental framework gives the American

government the powers it needs to secure our

fundamental rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of

happiness. The Declaration of Independence also sets

the basic vision for the American Dream, still

respected and admired by millions of people

throughout the world.

Of course, the ultimate purpose of securing these

rights and of limiting government is to protect human

freedom. That freedom allows the institutions of civil

society, such as family, school, church, and private

associations, to thrive, and form the habits and virtues

required for liberty.

The principles of the American systems

The most important component of the American

experiment philosophy is that everything is based on

people, their freedoms, individuality, and selfgovernment.

These principles constitute what

America is all about.

• Checks and balances regulate the powers

distributed among the different branches of

the government and prevent any inappropriate

expansion of particular powers.


• Due process ensures the equal protection and

equal application of the law to all people.

• Equality makes sure that all individuals have

the same status regarding their claim as

human beings to natural rights and treatment

under the law.

• Federalism determines that people delegate

certain powers to the national government,

while the states retain other powers. The

people, who authorize both the states and

national government, retain all freedoms not

delegated to the governing bodies.

• Freedom of contract allows freedom of

individuals and corporations to make legally

binding mutual agreements without arbitrary

or unreasonable legal restrictions.

• Freedom of religion is the right to choose

one’s religion or form of worship, if any,

without interference. I also include freedom of


• Freedom of speech, press, and assembly is

guaranteed by the First Amendment. It

includes all legal rights to express one’s

opinions freely, orally or in writing, and the

right to gather with others in groups of one’s

choice without arbitrary or unreasonable


• Liberty means expressively what it says,

except where authorized by citizens through

the Constitution, the government does not

have the authority to limit freedom.


• The limited government regulates that citizens

are best able to pursue happiness when the

government is confined to those powers which

protect their life, liberty, and property.

• Majority rule and minority rights clearly state

that laws may be made with the consent of the

majority, subject to the limitation that those

laws do not infringe on the inalienable rights

of the minority.

• Natural inalienable rights belong to us by

nature and can only be justly abridged through

due process. The best examples are life,

liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.

• A private property guarantee is also based on

the natural rights of all individuals to create,

obtain, and control their possessions, beliefs,

faculties, and opinions, as well as the fruits of

their labor.

• Rule of law regulates that the government and

citizens abide by the same laws regardless of

political power. All laws are justly applied,

consistent with the ethos of liberty, and


• Separation of powers states that the powers of

all branches of government are separate to

prevent any inappropriate accumulation of


All virtues are supposed to reflect the universal

principles of moral and ethical conduct to guarantee a

just, ethical, and effective government.


Corresponding to Aristotle, virtue must be based on a

just objective, it requires action, and it must become a

habit. In order to sustain liberty, individuals must be

knowledgeable and must conduct themselves

according to principles of moral and ethical

excellence, consistent with their rights and


The difference between America and Europe

Many Europeans deny American exceptionalism.

They claim the way all people with a Marxist

worldview do, “every nation is exceptional.” Of

course, every nation has some particular features or

nation-specific attributes no other nation can claim.

This, however, is not “exceptionalism.” This is just

“diversity” and the particular character of each nation,

starting with its own language, customs, or habits.

Americans and Europeans share many commitments

to fundamental democratic principles. At the same

time, they have very different perspectives on

individualism, free expression, morality, religion, and

the role of the government.

• Americans believe much more in the control

of their own destiny. Most US citizens believe

that self-discipline and hard work is the most

important factor to improve your life.

Europeans, on the other side, think that their

success is pretty much determined by forces

outside their control.


• Americans prioritize individual liberty, while

Europeans value more the role of the state to

ensure what society needs.

• Americans are much more tolerant of critical

opinions under the premise of free speech. In

Europe, however, opposing and disparaging

ideas are more likely to be considered as

“offensive” and therefore not at all or less


• Americans consider their religion very

important in their life. In France, as an

example, only 14% of people regard their faith

as very important, Pew Research found out.

• Americans and Europeans don’t agree on

much about questions of morality. Adultery is,

as an example, not widely accepted in the US.

In Europe, on the other side, it is much more

tolerable and therefore “not a big deal”.

Not many things amplify the central aspects of

American exceptionalism more than the difference

between the American and the French revolution.

• The French Revolution ended in blood with

many people dead, the American revolution

concluded with the Declaration of

Independence and a guarantee of individual

liberty, equal opportunity, and “life, liberty,

and the pursuit of happiness” for all.

• The French revolution took place in France

and threatened their own monarchy. The


American Revolution happened in a British

colony thousands of miles away and fought

for its own independence and freedom from

British colonialism.

• The American Revolution fought for US

freedom and independence. The French

revolution battled to overthrow their existing


• Americans, financially successful, objected to

the taxation by the British colonists “without

representation.” The poor French peasants

objected mainly to their social inequality and

political repression.

• The French rioters battled mainly class

warfare. The American revolutionaries fought

an ideology.

• The American Revolution ended in a concise

victory for the freedom fighters, the French

revolution concluded in bloody battles and

inconclusive ending.

Only in America, God-given liberties, freedoms,

independence, and self-determination are the bedrock

of the national identity.

Why societies hating freedom also hate America

American exceptionalism with its freedoms,

individualism, free market, innovation, ingenuity,

and economic success invites all kinds of political

enemies inside our country as well as abroad. With no

exceptions, these are people and forces who despise

everything that makes America great.


It is understandable that our Christian worldview, our

Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our way of life is

not compatible with totalitarian philosophies such as

Marxist, Fascist, and Islamic worldview. American

exceptionalism is their fatal enemy. Admitting

America’s greatness would automatically annihilate

their ideology.

In simplest logical terms, if the American way of life

is right, good, and successful, they are wrong – and

the other way around. Our worldviews oppose each

other diametrically. There is no middle ground, no

compromise. We or them. That’s why they must

denounce, degrade, and fight America tooth and nail.

• How could we compromise with the

murderous worldview of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot,

or Fidel Castro?

• How could we compromise with the satanic

worldview of Hitler?

• How could we compromise with the inhumane

Islamic Sharia law violating the most basic

human rights?

American exceptionalism is also terribly


• In the media who are actually supposed to

defend free speech, independence, and

personal freedom but mostly protect the

powerful and the government.

• In academia, where freedom of speech and

expression should be promoted and protected


but is rather stifled for the sake of the Marxist


• In the intellectual sphere, where freedom and

individualism shall be hailed, but it is badly

manipulated to promote an anti-American


• Among young people who are supposed to be

open to liberties, new ideas, and alternatives,

but display ignorance and un-awareness to the

most basic elements of our social and political


For the reasons described, a substantial portion of our

population, mostly Marxism sympathizers, deny the

American exceptionalism and claim that the US is a

racist and deeply flawed, unfair nation. Considering

the immense influence of the media, our educational

system, and our so-called “Democratic” Party, this

won’t change anytime soon.

Luckily, being “right or wrong” is not a popularity

contest, it is a simple question of facts. And in this

case, all facts speak for us, the American

exceptionalism. There is no doubt about that.


Birth of a nation

"Down through history, there have been many

revolutions, but virtually all of them only exchanged

one set of rulers for another set of rulers. Ours was

the only true philosophical revolution. It declared

that the government would have only those powers

granted to it by the people,"

(Ronald Regan)

America’s uniqueness starts with America’s unique

history. That’s why the US is different than virtually

all other countries in the world. Basically, not

automatically better, just different because it was

established under very specific circumstances.

The first people who reached North America were

Asian hunters and nomads. Following along the

Siberian coast, they crossed the land bridge that

connected the two continents. Once in Alaska, it took

these first North Americans, the ancestors of Native

American tribes, thousands of years to work their way

south to what is now the United States.

The Indian customs and culture at the time were

extraordinarily diverse, given the vastness of the land

and the many different environments to which they

had to adapt. Their society in North America was

closely tied to the land. Most Indian tribes,

particularly in the wooded eastern region and the

Midwest, combined hunting, gathering, and the

cultivation of maize and other products for their food



The first Europeans reaching North America were

Icelandic Vikings, led by Leif Ericson, around the

year 1000. In 1492, the Italian navigator Christopher

Columbus, traveling on behalf of the Spanish crown,

sailed west from Europe and landed on one of the

Bahama Islands.

The beginning of a great tide of immigration from

Europe to North America began in the early 1600s.

The very first English colony was founded at

Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. Other early settlements

developed in New England, in the Middle Colonies,

and the Southern Colonies. In 1620, the Pilgrims

arrived on the Mayflower and founded Plymouth

Colony in Massachusetts. The first German

community was started in Pennsylvania in 1683. By

1733, thirteen English colonies had been founded

along the Atlantic Coast.

The majority of immigrants left their homelands to

escape political oppression, to seek the freedom to

practice their religion, or for adventure and

opportunities denied them at home. The settlers were

largely English, but there were also Dutch, Swedes,

and Germans, a few French Huguenots, and also a

scattering of Spaniards, Italians, and Portuguese.

The British colonial government needed more money

to support its growing empire and demanded higher

taxes from their colonies. The American Revolution

began when the first shots were fired in 1775, but

England and America did not begin an overt parting

of the ways until 1763.


The unavoidable conflict escalated and King George

III issued a proclamation on August 23, 1775,

declaring the colonies to be in a state of rebellion. On

July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted a

Declaration of Independence, the birth of America.

In May 1787, a convention met in Philadelphia and

drafted a new Constitution establishing a stronger

federal government empowered to collect taxes,

conduct diplomacy, maintain armed forces, and

regulate foreign trade and commerce among the


The Constitution made it possible

The new Constitution divides the government into

three branches, each separate and distinct from one

another. The founders made sure that the powers

given to each are delicately balanced by the powers of

the other two. Each branch serves as a check on

potential excesses of the others. In the short period of

just two years after its adoption, ten amendments,

collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were added

to the Constitution.

America’s South was still devastated by war,

burdened by debt, and demoralized by racial warfare.

It became obvious that the problems of the South

were not solved by radical reconstruction, harsh laws,

and continuing bitterness against former

Confederates. In May 1872, Congress passed a

general Amnesty Act, restoring full political rights to

all except about 500 Confederate sympathizers.


Suddenly, the United States of America was

transformed from a rural republic to an urban state. In

a very short time, the US became a leading industrial

power. Big factories and steel mills, flourishing cities,

and vast agricultural holdings marked the land.

Also, the first transcontinental railroad was completed

in 1869, and by 1900, the United States had more rail

mileage than all of Europe. The promising upcoming

industries such as petroleum, steel, and textile

industries prospered. The electrical industry

flourished also as Americans made use of a series of


• Telephone

• Light bulb

• Phonograph

As soon as 1890, the American frontier disappeared.

US policy moved the Indians beyond the reach of the

white frontier. The reservations became smaller and

more crowded and tribal treaty rights were often


America purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867. Just

a few years after the end of the Spanish-American

War in 1898, the United States was exerting control

and influence over islands in the Caribbean Sea, the

mid-Pacific, and close to the Asian mainland. At that

time, American businessmen joined with influential

Hawaiians to install a new government in the Aloha

State, and in July 1898 the islands were officially

incorporated into the US state system.


World War I erupted in Europe in 1914 and President

Woodrow Wilson urged a policy of strict American

neutrality. In the meantime, in January 1917,

Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare

against all ships bound for Allied ports. After five

American ships had been sunk, the US Congress

declared war on Germany in April 1917.

A treaty ended the World War, declared on

November 11, 1918. Americans turned inwardly, and

the United States withdrew from European affairs.

The United States withdrew from European affairs.

In October 1929, the American stock market crashed,

wiping out forty percent of the paper values of

common stock and triggering a terrible worldwide

depression. In a few years, in 1933, the value of the

stock on the New York Stock Exchange was less than

a fifth of what it has been in 1929.

Thousands of business houses closed their doors,

factories shut down, and banks failed. Roosevelt

enacted a number of laws trying to help the economy

to recover. Many new jobs were created in the

construction of roads, bridges, airports, parks, and

public buildings.

For the US, WWII started on December 7, 1941,

when the Japanese bombed the U.S. Pacific fleet at

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. One day later, Congress

declared a state of war with Japan. Three days later,

its allies Germany and Italy declared war on the

United States.


Americans spent many thousands of lives and billions

of dollars to defeat Hitler’s tyranny and free millions

of Europeans from the Nazi dictatorship. For the first

time, the US has proven to be a reliable guardian of

freedom and liberty in the world in a great way.

At the end of 1943, approximately 65 million US men

and women were in uniform or in war-related


Protecting liberty and freedom in the world

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed in

Normandy. On August 25, Paris was liberated. By

February and March 1945, troops advanced into

Germany. On May 7, Germany surrendered. The

Pacific war continued. On August 6, an atomic bomb

was dropped on the city of Hiroshima and on August

8, and another atomic bomb was dropped on

Nagasaki. The nuclear age began.

Soon, on August 14, Japan agreed to terms set at

Potsdam on July 26, and on September 2, 1945, Japan

formally surrendered.

By 1960, the US government had become

increasingly powerful. The economy prospered like

never before. The number of civilians, employed by

the federal government, stabilized at 2.5 million

throughout the 1950s.


In October 1962, Kennedy was forced to deal with the

most drastic crisis of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile

Crisis. The Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in

Cuba, but Kennedy decided on a quarantine to

prevent Soviet ships from bringing additional missiles

to Cuba, and he demanded publicly that the Soviets

remove the nuclear weapons. After several dramatic

days of tension, the Soviets backed down. Kennedy,

assassinated in 1963, did not live long enough to see

this achievement.

The United States involvement in Vietnam escalated

during President Johnson's six years in office. All

traditionally-oriented, conservative forces in America

saw no option but to confront the communist takeover

in Vietnam.

The war was militarily virtually won, as North

Vietnamese Generals later publicly admitted, a

growing number of communist-friendly Americans

saw no vital American interest in Vietnam.

Demonstrations protesting American involvement in

the undeclared war broke out on college campuses.

Thousands of Vietnam veterans, who knew the

dilemma from their own experience, were devastated.

“We won the battle militarily but lost the war

politically,” one of the veterans said after losing his

leg to protect our values, principles, and traditions.

The vision of freedom, liberty, and democracy in this

part of the world was lost.

The next important stepstone in American history was

the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law ended


segregation in public places and banned employment

discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion,

sex, or national origin is considered one of the

crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights


The next milestone in the US was the Voting Rights

Act of 1965. It was signed into law by President

Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers

at the state and local levels that prevented African

Americans from exercising their right to vote as

guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S.


According to historians, politicians, and legal experts,

the Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most

far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S.



Different Presidents, different America

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn

more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

(John Quincy Adams)

During the last decades, very different styles and

political philosophies were practiced in the White

House. Four US Presidents have reshaped America in

a bold way: Reagan, Clinton, Obama, and Trump.

The eight years of the Reagan presidency was one of

the most dynamic periods in recent U.S. history,

resulting in a major refocusing of the nation's social,

business, and international agenda, the Reagan

Library correctly states.

Few presidents have enjoyed the affection of so many

Americans. Support for Ronald Reagan grew when he

was seriously wounded by an assassin's bullet in 1981

and during major surgical procedures in 1985 and

1987. Reagan was known as the "Great

Communicator," and often went on television to ask

the viewers for their support for a particular piece of


When Reagan started his first turn, the economy was

one of the double-digit-inflation and high-interest

rates. During the campaign, Reagan promised to

restore the free market from excessive government

regulation and encourage private initiative and



Reagan's economic policies came to be known as

"Reaganomics," an attempt, according to Lou

Cannon, to "balance the federal budget, increase

defense spending, and cut income taxes."

The President vowed to protect entitlement programs,

such as Medicare and Social Security while cutting

the outlays for social programs by targeting "waste,

fraud, and abuse." Reagan embraced the theory of

"supply-side economics," which postulated that tax

cuts encouraged economic expansion, which in turn

increased the government's revenue, at a lower tax


Reagan used to be extremely popular, even among

many Democrats. During his first year in office,

Reagan engineered the passage of $39 billion in

budget cuts into law, as well as a massive 25 percent

tax cut spread over three years for an individual, and

faster write-offs for capital investment for the

business. At the same time, he insisted on, and for the

most part was successful, in gaining increased

funding for defense.

At the same time, Reagan's domestic policies had a

major impact on the American people and will have

for many years. He introduced the largest tax cut

in U.S. history by supporting and signing into law the

Tax Reform law of 1986. Additionally, Reagan led

the battle for a Social Security reform bill designed to

ensure the long-term solvency of the system and

oversaw the passage of immigration reform

legislation, as well as the expansion of the Medicare

program to protect the elderly and disabled against

"catastrophic" health costs. Altogether, Reagan’s

legacy is iconic.


During the administration of William Jefferson (Bill)

Clinton, the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic

well-being than at any time in its history. He was the

first Democratic president since Franklin D.

Roosevelt to win a second term.

According to the White House, he could point to the

lowest unemployment rate in modern times, the

lowest inflation in 30 years, the highest

homeownership in the country’s history, dropping

crime rates in many places, and reduced welfare rolls.

He proposed the first balanced budget in decades and

achieved a budget surplus. As part of a plan to

celebrate the millennium in 2000, Clinton called for a

great national initiative to end racial discrimination.

After the failure in his second year of a huge program

of health care reform, Clinton shifted emphasis,

declaring “the era of big government is over.” He

sought legislation to upgrade education, to protect

jobs of parents who must care for sick children, to

restrict handgun sales, and to strengthen

environmental rules.

Compared to today’s views and programs of the

Democratic Party, Clinton used to be the last

democratic common-sense, worker-oriented,

successful democratic president. Three-quarters of his

then-views are by today’s party standards considered

reactionary, conservative, and unacceptable.

In 1998, as a result of issues surrounding personal

indiscretions with the young woman Monica

Lewinsky, a White House intern, Clinton was the

second U.S. president to be impeached by the House


of Representatives. He was tried in the Senate and

found not guilty of the charges brought against him.

He apologized to the nation for his actions and

continued to have surprisingly popular approval

ratings for his job as president. Still, many parents are

still mad at him that he told our youth that “oral sex is

not sex…”

Barack Obama was the first black president in the

United States. The media and Marxist darling turned

out to be less than a historic president.

With only one major legislative achievement, the

disastrous Obamacare, the legacy of Obama’s

presidency mainly rests on its tremendous symbolic

importance and the fate of a patchwork of executive


How much of that was due to fate and how much was

due to Obama’s own shortcomings as a politician is

up for debate and is a question that emerges from

Princeton historian Julian Zelizer’s new book, “The

Presidency of Barack Obama.”

Most Americans welcomed the symbolism of

Obama’s presidency because it offered a unique

historic chance to solidify the sometimes problematic

race relations. What he did was the opposite. Obama

did not want to unite us, he started dividing blacks

and whites, digging a big political rift between them.

We still suffer under his racial divisiveness today.

While Democrats still insist Obama was a very

successful president, the actual numbers tell a

different story. To start with, his spending rose to four

trillion in his 2017 budget, that’s 20.8 percent of our


GDP. He collected more debt than all previous US

presidents together. What was typical for Obama


• Induced the worst economic recovery in a

long time.

• Produced the largest deficit in American


• Caused a very high unemployment rate for all

(whites, blacks, and Latinos).

• Put the highest percentage of people on


• Triggered the lowest labor participation rate in


• Initiated the lowest home-ownership in many


• Passed the highly controversial “Obamacare,”

taking away freedom of choice from

American people.

• Weaponized intelligence services for political


• Used the FBI, CIA, and NSA to fight his


• Despite a majority in both houses, it did not

pass any law to improve the lives of blacks

and other minorities.


Whether you like him or not, Donald J. Trump is

absolutely the most atypical president in US history.

First of all, he is not a politician, he is a businessman.

They feel, speak, and act differently. They are resultoriented.

Trump doesn’t accept the easy-out “no” as

politicians do. If his employees insist that something

can’t be done, he just doesn’t take a “no” for “no.” He

says, “find a way to do it.”

Trump inherited the old Reagan attitude “It can be

done!” This causes a lot of headaches among

Washington bureaucrats who love to do everything

“their way.” Hundreds of thousands of elitists, not

just on the Capitol Hill, hate him for that very much.

Then, he promised to be a president “by the people

and for the people,” and Trump really means and does

that. While most politicians promise one thing during

the election and say another thing after they are

elected, he fulfilled most of his promises already.

That makes the unelected bureaucrats and spineless

politicians fume.

One of his most important promises is to “clean up

the Washington swamp.” And what a swamp it is! We

all suspected that corruption is bad, but we didn’t

suspect that it is that bad. Of course, this grants him

more enemies he can handle across party lines.

Trump asks, how come that a middle-class

congressman who come to Washington with limited

funds, but after a few years becomes a millionaire?

How come that the Unions donate hundreds of

millions to Democrats and they, whenever in power,


return the favor by agreeing to any financial demand

they have?

How come that Washington bureaucrats earn fifty

percent more money than comparable people in the

private economy? How come that they have much

better healthcare than us and a dream-like pension

even Washington can’t afford?

How come that, mostly Democratic, Congressmen,

Senators, or members of Congressional or Senatorial

committees are, at the same time, privately dealing

with corporations they are supposed to regulate?

Maxine Waters is just one of many. Of course, Trump

is their mortal enemy!

Trump’s sometimes controversial style is not

everybody’s piece of cake. Some people dislike that,

me too. During the primaries, I even sympathized

with “Never-Trumpers.” However, just a few weeks

into his presidency, I had to admit that we have to

differentiate between his style and his results, his


The outcomes were objectively so impressive that we

had to ask ourselves, did we hire a priest or a

president? What is more important, style, or


• Almost 4 million jobs created since the


• More Americans are now employed than ever

recorded before in our history.


• The Administration has created more than

400,000 manufacturing jobs since the Trump


• Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate

in more than three decades.

• Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.

• New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-

year low.

• Median household income has hit the highest

level ever recorded.

• African-American unemployment has recently

achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.

• Hispanic-American unemployment is at the

lowest rate ever recorded.

• Asian-American unemployment recently

achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.

• Women’s unemployment recently reached the

lowest rate in 65 years.

• Youth unemployment has recently hit the

lowest rate in nearly half a century.

• Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for

Americans without a high school diploma.

• Under Trump’s Administration, veterans’

unemployment recently reached its lowest rate

in nearly 20 years.


• Almost 3.9 million Americans have been

lifted off food stamps since the election.

• The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted

in employers committing to train more than

four million Americans. Trump is committed

to vocational education.

• 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are

optimistic about the future—the highest ever.

• Retail sales surged last month, up another 6

percent over last year.

• Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and

reforms in history. After t, x cuts, over $300

billion poured back into the U.S. in the first

quarter alone.

• As a result of our tax bill, small businesses

will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in

more than 80 years.

• Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL

and Dakota Access Pipelines.

• A record number of regulations eliminated.

• Enacted regulatory relief for community

banks and credit unions.

• Obamacare individual mandate penalty is


• Trump Administration is providing more

affordable healthcare options for Americans


through association health plans and shortterm

duration plans.

• The FDA approved more affordable generic

drugs than ever before in history. Many drug

companies are freezing or reversing planned

price increases.

• We reformed the Medicare program to stop

hospitals from overcharging low-income

seniors on their drugs, saving seniors

hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.

• Trump signed Right-To-Try legislation.

• Secured $6 billion in new funding to fight the

opioid epidemic.

• Successfully reduced high-dose opioid

prescriptions by 16 percent during his tenure.

• Signed VA Choice Act and VA

Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth

services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent

primary and mental health care.

• Increased US coal exports by 60 percent; U.S.

oil production recently reached an all-time


• The United States became a net natural gas

exporter for the first time since 1957.

• The United States withdrew from the jobkilling

Paris Climate Accord.


• Trump secured a record $700 billion in

military funding, $716 billion next year.

• Successfully negotiated with NATO allies to

spend $69 billion more on defense since 2016.

• Established the Space Force as the 6th branch

of the Armed Forces.

• Able to confirm more circuit court judges than

any other new administration.

• Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil

Gorsuch and nominated Judge Brett


• The USA withdrew from the highly

controversial and one-sided Iran Deal.

• US moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

• US reached a breakthrough agreement with

the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.

• The US imposed tariffs on foreign steel and

aluminum to protect our national security.

• The US imposed tariffs on China in response

to China's forced technology transfer,

intellectual property theft, and chronically

abusive trade practices.

• Net exports are on track to increase by $59

billion this year.

• The US continuing to build a wall at the

Mexican border to control immigration.


Many Trump foes are flabbergasted about Trump’s

success and how millions of people can vote him, but

he does what he says, and he says what he does.

These age-old conservative principles, by the way I

use too, it always works.

Whether you are a Trump supporter or not, you can

be sure of one thing. Trump resonates with workingclass

people, fights for the American Dream, and he

keeps his promises. That’s what his voters like about

him and his American spirit.


American Dream

“Only in America can someone start with nothing and

achieve the American Dream. That’s the greatness of

this country.”

(Rafael Cruz)

The American Dream is a national ethos in the US

with ideals such as democracy, individual rights,

liberty, opportunity, and equality. The freedoms

defined in the American Dream include the

opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as

upward social mobility for families and children,

achieved through hard work in a society with few

political, social, and economic barriers.

This vision has been defined by James Truslow

Adams in 1931 as such: The American Dream

“should provide a better, richer, and fuller life for

everyone, with opportunity for each person according

to his or her ability or achievement, regardless of

social class or circumstances of birth.”

Adams explained the American Dream as follows: "It

is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to

interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves

have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a

dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a

dream of social order in which each man and each

woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of

which they are innately capable, and be recognized by

others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous

circumstances of birth or position."


The American Dream has much deeper roots. The

grand vision is rooted in the Declaration of

Independence, proclaiming that “all men are created

equal with their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of

happiness.” For most immigrants, the icon of the

American Dream is the Statue of Liberty.

In any society based on these principles, an individual

can live life to its fullest as he or she defines it. The

US also grew mostly as a nation of immigrants,

creating a nation where becoming an American and

passing that citizenship to your children didn't require

being a child of an American.

The American Dream promises freedom and equality

in all decisions affecting our life. This is a symbol of

financial success and independence, and it means the

ability to control one’s own dwelling place instead of

being subject to the whims of a landlord.

Owning a business and being one's own boss also

represents the American Dream. Additionally, access

to education and healthcare are proclaimed as

elements of the Dream.

The sociologist Emily S. Rosenberg identifies five

major components of the American Dream:

• The belief that other nations should replicate

the vision of the American Dream.

• The faith in a free-market economy.

• The support of free-trade agreements and

direct foreign investment.


• The promotion of a free flow of information

and culture.

• The acceptance of government protection of a

private enterprise.

Not surprisingly, many immigrants cherish the

American Dream more than native Americans. That’s

why they are twice as likely motivated to start their

own business than people born in the US. One of the

studies done several years ago states that almost thirty

percent of all new business ventures are started by

immigrants. Even more remarkable is the fact that

forty-four out of eighty-seven American tech

companies valued more than one billion were

founded by immigrants.

Facts don’t lie

Dinesh D’Souza, a very much admired immigrant

from India, summarized his impression of the

American Dream perfectly. I fully agree with his

worldview and analysis. Like me, he traveled

throughout the world, experienced many other nations

and political systems. He can, more than most

Americans born here, compare the American way of

life with the reality in other countries. The differences

are sometimes staggering. Here is my interpretation

of his vision of America:

• America provides a much better life for

ordinary people. In most other countries,

people are either excessively rich or

depressingly poor. In the US, a construction

worker can afford a $4 non-fat latte, and a


household maid can drive a car that is not in

danger to break-down anytime soon.

• America offers more opportunities and social

upward mobility than any other country. The

description of a “self-made-millionaire”

appears to be an epitome of American life for

over two centuries.

• While in many cultures laborers and other

manual workers are disrespected and

degraded, manual work and trade are valued

and appreciated in the US. American founders

altered the arrogant moral hierarchy very

common in the world. Only in America, even

a poor restaurant waiter can be called a “sir.”

• America reached a much greater social

equality than any other country. Of course, in

economic terms, there are large inequalities

related to income and wealth in the US, too.

There is one major difference though. Only in

America, the richest guy in town and one of

his manual workers can be life-time friends

and buddies without any social mistrust,

jealousy, or envy. Especially in sports, they

get along perfectly and without any social


• On average, Americans live a fuller, richer life

than many people in other countries. They are

much more down-to-earth and therefore

happier than others.

• Young Americans believe in themselves, their

abilities, and their hard work. They are aware

of the fact that their destiny is not given to

them but created by themselves.



• During the last century, America established

more equal rights politically and legally than

most other countries on earth. The Marxistoriented

America-haters, however, are trying

to paint America as the land of slavery, but

slavery wasn’t invented in the US. Slavery

existed throughout human history all over the

world and has been brought to America by

invaders such as Islamic pirates.

• America is the country of the best religious

freedom and liberty anywhere in the world. At

the same time, the USA is home to far over

one hundred ethnic minorities and cultural

backgrounds. As soon as foreigners immigrate

to the US, they become Americans first.

Ethnic conflicts such as between Sikhs and

Hindus or Palestinians and Jews are virtually


• By far, America is the kindest, most humane,

and compassionate world power that ever

existed. Who saved Europe from Hitler? Who

saved Europe from the communist Soviet

Union? Who saved many millions of people

from their tyrannical regimes? America, of

course. At the same time, the US never

occupied one square mile of land for its own

purposes. Who can claim that?

• America is the freest and most virtuous

country that ever existed. Our Constitution,

our Bill of Rights, and our Declaration of

Independence guarantee what is the bedrock

of our country: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of

happiness. Not by accident, America also is

the most generous country of all time. Not just

the government helping needy nations, the

citizens of the US donate more than five times

more to charities of all kinds than any other

nation in the world.

“To make us love our country,” Edmund Burke

said publicly, “our country ought to be lovely.”

The American Dream cannot be exceptional

without being, well, “exceptional.”

American Dream is in dire danger

Forty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and

the collapse of the Soviet Union, we were under

the impression that the utopian ideology of the

“pie-in-the-sky” socialism is dead. How can we

be so wrong?

History proves that socialism never and nowhere

worked and capitalism pulled billions of people

out of poverty during the last fifty years.

Among Marxist propagandists, facts don’t matter.

Three-quarters of US millennials would still vote

for a socialist for President and over half of

“Democrats” are comfortable with the Marxist

ideology. They argue socialism would be “good

for our country?” Really?

The “free stuff” temptations appear to be

seductive for people who care about materialism

more than our liberties, freedoms, and

Constitution. Facts today:


• Socialism is no longer a theoretical game

for academics but a seriously taken

alternative by progressives and the

majority of the media.

• The progressives don't recognize that

much of what they enjoy in life is a result

of capitalism and would disappear if

socialism would be implemented.

• The progressives don’t admit is the reality

of socialism, which is a pseudo-religion

grounded in pseudo-science and enforced

by political tyranny.

Socialism and communism used to be “dirty words”

for decades. Not anymore, at least not among

progressives, academics, and the media. There are

different socialism models discussed in the US.

• “Democratic” socialism, disregarding the fact

that one-party-government control of

everything is not compatible with democracy.

There is no such thing as democratic socialism

because it would still replace all of our rights

as declared in the US Constitution.

Additionally, it would produce a collapse of

our economy and a healthcare nightmare.

• The Venezuelan model is a total nightmare

and would lead to the nationalization of key

industries, price and currency controls,

rationing, poor health, political instability, and

widespread politicization of the rest of the

economy. Their policies would lead to a

collapse of 40% in real GDP, or about


$24,000 per person, according to the CEA


• The Scandinavian model is not really a

socialist model because it is based on a freemarket

society, capitalism. They just offer a

lot of “free stuff” causing their taxation of

working people to skyrocket. "They don't

have government 'guaranteed jobs,' there's no

mandated minimum wage, and they require

citizens to pay more out-of-pocket for health

care than the U.S. does today,” Investor

Business Daily points out.

• The “third-way” socialism promises some

“improvements” because “some mistakes

were made” in the past. In fact, this is just

deceiving propaganda through the lack of their

reality-based pro-socialism arguments. There

is no viable third-way alternative.

The battle for the soul of America has already begun.

We already have creeping socialism in most areas of

our political, economic, and social life. Some argue

that our culture is already lost.

The demands of the progressives-sponsored Antifa,

Black Lives Matter, and other Marxist propaganda

organizations are perfectly in sync with the

Communist Manifesto and Saul Alinsky’s Rules for


Just eliminate the police and the country will break

down in a matter of weeks. This is the ideal breeding


ground for a communist revolution, according to their

own program.

Our voters fall prey to progressive agitators and

disregard the dire foreshadows of creepy socialism in

the US. Just examine the 25 worst cities in America.

What do they all have in common?

• They are all Democrat ruled for decades.

• They have all the highest poverty rates.

• They are all the most dangerous cities with the

highest crime and murder rates.

• They have all the highest unemployment.

• They have all a high homeless population.

• They are all “sanctuary cities” for illegals.

• They are all the least healthy cities in the US.

• They are all, despite incredible dangers for the

people, against the Second amendment.

• They have all hostile or conflicting policies

regarding the use of police.

• They have all no solution to improve the lives

of their citizens for decades.

What would a conversion of the American freemarket

capitalism and the liberties guaranteed by the

US Constitution into a capitalist society mean

specifically for Americans? A sharp look at the

Antifa, established in the thirties as a paramilitary

wing of the German Communist Party, pictures the

horror story.

• Our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and

Declaration of Independence would be

eliminated. This would automatically


eradicate all of our rights guaranteed by our

founders. Among countless other catastrophic

changes, no separation of powers such as the

legislative, governing, and judicial branch

would be applied anymore.

• No more free speech as we know it. It would

be limited to the speech adhering to the

Marxist world view. Conservative and

Christian speech will be declared “hate

speech” and therefore outlawed.

• Our government would be controlled by a

one-party dictatorial system. No free

elections. Citizens have to comply, take

government orders, or “shut up.”

• Total control of our lives would be installed

by the socialist ruling class such as politicians,

government workers, elitists, deep state, and

the media.

• The abuse of power, political propaganda, and

censorship would be endless. Corrupt

businesses would cooperate to maintain their

position, just the way Soviet, Venezuelan, and

Chinese did it. By the way, German

companies cooperated freely with Hitler

during the thirties and the WW2.

The US ruled by socialists would be an America we

could not recognize anymore. A tyrannical

dictatorship with no regard for liberty, freedom,

individualism, free-market economy, and pursuit of

happiness. America would lose her soul and be

definitely a country we wouldn’t want to live in.



A magnet for millions

“A simple way to take a measure of a country is to

look at how many want in. And how many want out.”

(Tony Blair)

Whatever you think, say, or tell about America, one

thing is sure. In most regions of the world, the

American way of life is still extremely popular.

However, America’s image in the world has two

diametrically opposed appearances.

• An endless admiration by people who love

and appreciate the American way of life.

• Politically, socially, and economically

motivated incredible hatred and envy, mostly

based on tyrannical worldviews such as

Marxism, Fascism, or Islamism.

Nobody in the world can beat America’s popularity

among international students. By a substantial

distance, the US remains the most popular country for

international students to study in, hosting over 30% of

all international students in the world. The attraction

to studying in the US springs from three principal


• Commitment to excellence

• Freedom of choice

• Appealing culture

Nothing confirms America’s greatness better than the

popularity among immigrants from all over the world,

legal or illegal. In addition to our legal immigrants,


about one million per year, over twenty million

people, mostly from Middle and South America,

Asia, and Africa, live and work in the US

permanently. If this is not enough, thousands of

illegals are streaming daily over our Southern border

into their “land of dreams,” America.

In a search for a better life

What are the main reasons why the influx of illegals

to America doesn’t stop? Why do they often risk their

lives to enter the United States illegally?

• Better life.

• Search for a job.

• Family reunification.

• Political stability.

• Escaping crime and violence in their country.

• Birth citizenship for their children.

• Raising children in the US.

• Better education.

• Favorable welfare system.

• Seeking a superior healthcare.

• Great work opportunities.

• General optimism.

• Warm and friendly people.

• Wide-open spaces.

• Appealing big cities and small towns.

• A perfect environment for entrepreneurs and


• Unparallel science and technology.

• Excellent investment opportunities.

• Leading tech companies.


• Greatest products.

• Best customer services.

• Cultural diversity.

• Showbiz glamour

Despite major negative reporting in the media, people

from Mexico, Middle, and South America as well as

other regions of the world still have virtually

unlimited trust in American institutions, economies,

and society. Contrary to the leftwing-propaganda,

most immigrants, legal or not, still want to integrate

into American society. The reason is simple. They

know that this is a key factor for success in the US.

Learning English and the basics of American customs

and values is the first big step to assimilate.

Interestingly, US immigrants and their children

display a high degree of patriotism, mostly above the

native-born Americans. For behavioral scientists, this

is not a surprise at all.

In addition to job opportunities, legal and illegal

immigrants find America’s daily life appealing too.

The website Knowable.com summarized some of

their opinions. What do they consider as a pleasant

surprise in the US?

• Clean streets in most towns.

• Public restrooms anywhere.

• Hot showers in hotels and apartments.

• Buildings and bridges appear safe.

• Small talk is appreciated.

• The 4 th of July fireworks are amazing.

• Social circles in schools and elsewhere.


• Even in the deep South, there is no racial


• You can agree to disagree.

• You can chase the American Dream.

• Nobody threatens you because of religious


• You can get along with Americans very well.

• Lots of space everywhere.

• Best customer service in the world

• Mostly friendly public servants surprise


• Fight for freedom, liberty, and the right thing

is greatly appreciated.

The General Social Survey (GSS), conducted by the

National Opinion Research Center, shows that three

quarters of immigrants think that “America is better

than other countries.”

At the same time, about 75% of naturalized citizens

like me are “very proud of being American.” Many

traditional Americans are worried that the children of

our immigrants might not be as patriotic as their

parents. This is not the case. Incidentally, their

patriotism is almost identical and sometimes even

exceeding the patriotism of native-born Americans.

According to a Gallup poll, one hundred fifty million

people, about four percent of the entire world

population, would like to move to America. This

would automatically increase our inhabitants by fifty



Paradoxically, the majority of the world’s media is

painting the US as an “awful country,” while millions

of people want to move to America.

The reason for the worldwide anti-American

sentiment is a political one. Most of the countries

around the globe cannot compete with America

economically, socially, and militarily. Being a force

for freedom and democracy, the US is a thorn in the

eye of all tyrannical regimes.

Immigrants, legal or illegal, have a series of reasons

to come to the United States. The main motive,

however, is the unbroken American prosperity.


American virtues and values

“I am an undiluted admirer of American values and

the American Dream and I believe they will continue

to inspire not just the people of the United States but

millions across the face of the globe.”

(Margret Thatcher)

When you talk about a "typical American” attitude,

you get a wide variety of answers. I still remember

vividly American tourists in Europe during the fifties

and sixties. Their image was something like a wealthy

Texan with a checkered jacket, a baseball cap,

looking for the next McDonald’s with no respect for

the old-world culture. Of course, this was a cheap

cliché but deeply engraved in European mindsets.

Naturally, the looks, attitude, and mindset of a

“typical” American is much more varied than that.

Among three hundred and thirty million people, there

are many “average” Americans with “average” looks

and behaviors.

America is much more complex. One of America’s

biggest charms is that America has many more

variations than any other culture. As a land of

immigrants, America has over one hundred ethnic

groups and all major cultures living and striving

within her borders. That’s hard to beat.

If you want to “prove” something in the US, it is easy

to find almost any example you can imagine. At the

same time, it is easy to locate the exact opposite

example also. This is a very common “trick” many


journalists use to “prove” how America is, good or


What is “typical” for America? Typical is that there is

no typical American, just an endless variety of

Americans, beyond our imagination. This is what

makes America exciting.

What do Americans value most?

What makes America great are America’s virtues and

values. Purely materialistically and non-spiritually

oriented people don’t consider societal morals, norms,

and values particularly important. All left-wingers

and many foreigners view Americans mostly as

heartless, brutal people with one thing in mind:

money and personal success. In fact, the opposite is

true. Yes, Americans are very practical and businessoriented,

but at the same time also very spiritual,

compassionate, and kindhearted, too.

What do Americans value most?

• Freedom and liberty.

They want to live their life without

interference by their government or other


• Independence.

They want to control their own destiny.

• Individualism.

They see each other as individuals rather than

a collective group preferred in totalitarian


• Personal control of their life.



They always want to be in control of

themselves and their family.

• Privacy.

They strictly insist on their unlimited privacy

in all aspects of their personal life.

• Optimism.

They are always future-oriented with a

positive outlook in mind.

• Equality.

They demand that all people are equal.

Nobody is above the law.

• Competition.

They are convinced that only a free-market

competition leads to success.

• Free enterprise.

They are a strong supporter of free-market


• Time and efficiency

They hate to waste time and money with

imperfect systems or projects.

• Work ethics.

They are committed to their jobs and are most

proud of what they are doing.

• Informality and directness

They “get to the point and cut the b/s” people.

• Self-reliance.

They dislike being dependent on others.

• Ingenuity and innovation.

They are very innovative knowing that only

ingenuity leads to success.

• Success.

They admire success and admire people who

are successful. In contrast to Europe, in

America are successful people admired and

not hated in envy.

“American Values” also is a non-profit organization

committed to uniting the American people around the

vision of our founding fathers. Over two centuries

ago, our Founders boldly proclaimed to the world a

distinctly American faith in democracy.

Our faith is rooted in the self-evident truths that "all

men are created equal and endowed by their creator

with certain unalienable rights, that among these are

life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." As the

organization points out, Americans believe these

liberties need to be upheld and cherished, especially

given how closely divided our country appears now.

We always have to remind our citizens that the

conservative principles that are so fundamental to the

survival of our nation and to bring support and ideas

to policymakers and empower our elected officials to

have the support they need to do what is right, noble,

and good.

The American way of life embraces life, marriage,

family, faith, and freedom. Regrettably, the culture of

death continues to be promoted in our media, courts,

and legislatures. Many millions of unborn children

have been killed over the last 30 years as a result of

our country’s selfishness, justified under the

euphemisms of choice and privacy.

The latest advances in science have brought about

new challenges for those working to protect life. The

embryonic stem cell research and cloning advocates


borrow from the pro-abortion playbook by trying to

confuse the public about the supposed benefits and

dangerous realities of their research.

“Playing God” is no compatible with our traditions,

values, and principles.

We must be deeply committed to defending life,

traditional marriage, and equipping our children with

the values necessary to stand against liberal education

and Marxist-oriented cultural forces. Most Americans

want to stick to their core values.

• Liberty

• Self-government

• Equality

• Individualism

• Unity

Personal priorities

Not surprisingly, the top individual priorities of

Americans are much more personal. According to

some surveys, some young people relate their

personal success to their specific priorities and values.

• Good health is most important to many

people. Eight-five percent of poll participants

believe that their good health leads to a happy

life. Everybody who had to overcome some

major health issues might relate to that.

• They want more time for important things in

life. Specifically, they would like to play with

their kids more often.


• Eighty-one percent of Americans in this study

wish more opportunities to enjoy their married

life. They want to freshen up their marriage.

Every marriage is a commitment to learn each

other and to explore each other with

willingness, patience, and love. It demands to

be practiced, nurtured, and valued. It is truly a

respectable institution upon which lies the

emotional sanity of the whole society.

• Saving more money and spend it wisely is

something over eighty percent of participants

wish to do. Many people work hard and made

enough money but often “forgot to live.”

• Balancing work and life is another priority for

seventy-nine percent of Americans asked.

Many people are depressed when their job

takes so much time that they have virtually no

time to spend it with their family.

• Despite all temptations of a successful job that

pays well, over three quarters of people still

want kids. The current feminist anti-kids

propaganda does not change that.

• Having a job we love is definitely in the topten-list

of priorities of all people. Threequarters

of Americans think that this is a

major requirement for happiness. (See my

book “Good, Kind, and Happy”)

• Carve out some time for personal

development and things that you love. Over

two-thirds of people want to take out little

selfish time for his own self that involved

photography, sitting in the park watching the

kids play, watching the fish swim, sewing,

reading, or meditating.


• Physical fitness is something more and more

Americans are attracted to. Early threequarters

of them consider their physical fitness

very important in their lives.

• Our world is changing faster than we can

adapt to. Therefore, we have a chance to

embrace new experiences every day. We are

able to learn something exciting all the time if

we are open-minded. As important our

traditions are, we can’t avoid adjusting to new

challenges in science, technology, and many

other fields.

What Americans say about Americans

There are thousands of opinions, interpretations, and

misinterpretations about Americans and their cultural

characteristics. Some are true, others are skewed, and

many are totally wrong and terribly mean. Still, there

are some portrayals that are common to many or most

people living in the US.

Most judgments about them are made abroad by

people who have never been to the US and are just

repeating some refrains they heard on the street of


Interesting though are facts and thoughts what

Americans think and say about themselves and what

is remarkable about the country.

• With about three hundred million people,

America is the third-largest country in the



• Americans are as diverse as they can be. They

include all races, religions, and speak most

languages spoken anywhere.

• Americans want to be very independent,

individualistic, and different from others.

• Americans believe in freedom of choice.

• Americans need a lot of space around them.

They hate to be physically too close to others.

• Americans love to follow the rule of law.

• Americans hate littering, loitering, and


• Americans don’t like to insult others about

their religion or ethnicity.

• Americans are very informal. Most of them

call each other by their first name.

• As casual as Americans usually are, for all

official occasions (such as a job interview,

business, or official event) they always wear

formal clothing.

• Americans smile a lot and like talking to


• When Americans meet friends in a restaurant,

they mostly split the bill in the middle.

• Americans love parties for any reason.

• Americans open presents and cards in front of

people who gave them.

• Americans dislike people just showing up at

their door before calling them first.

• Americans are very time-conscious and hate

to be late.

• Americans love to hug each other even if they

are not really friends.



• American parents mostly speak to their

children like adults by teaching them how to

act responsibly.

• American parents teach children to ask

questions and also encourage them to ask

“why” when they are in doubt.

• Students are always encouraged to ask


• American parents do not hit their unruly kids.

They take some of their things away as their

kind of punishment.

• American men usually share their house duties

and parenting equally with their wives.

• Any kind of domestic violence is very much

disliked and disapproved in America.

• In America, pedestrians always have the right

of way.

• If it is not really a life or death situation,

Americans never call the emergency number


• Cheating of any kind is considered a serious

offense and is punished accordingly.

Religious freedom in America

Whenever we discuss religious liberty and tolerance

in America, we must refer back to our founders. The

US was established on a series of unmistakable moral

principles specifically outlined in the US Constitution

and Bill of Rights. One of them is religious liberty,

the main reason why millions of people, many of

them pilgrims, fled Europe and immigrated to


Even though not specifically mentioned in the

founding papers, Christianity always was the leading

mantra in all major decisions.

• The founders firmly believed that God

ordained moral standards, that legislation

should be made in accordance with these

standards, and that moral laws took

precedence over human laws.

• The founders understood the substantive

concept of religious liberty. “Without liberty,

law loses its nature and its name and becomes

oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its

nature and its name, and becomes

licentiousness,” the Supreme Court Justice

James Wilson said

• America’s Founders believed that humans

were created in the image of God.

• Faith led most founders to assume that

religious liberty should be extensively



Separation of church and state

Since the very beginning of US history, there were

countless discussions about the role of Christianity in

America. While many Christians wanted Christianity

to be the official religion of the US, other political

and religious forces convinced the majority that it is

better to have a separation of church and state. The

idea of a theocracy was abandoned.

This decision opened the door for a religious

tolerance admired by millions of people of all faiths

in the world. The role of religion in the US is


• Religious liberty is a right and must be

respected and protected.

• The Federal government should not create an

established church.

• States should have them only if they assist the


• Religion belongs in the public square.

Over seventy percent of Americans describe

themselves as Christians. All known religions are

present in America such as Jews, Muslims, and


Freedom of religion is a cornerstone of the American



American Patriotism

"The essence of America, that which really unites us,

is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion. It is an

idea, and what an idea it is—that you can come from

humble circumstances and do great things.”

(Condoleezza Rice)

For different people, different worldviews, and in

different regions, the word “patriotism” has very

different meanings. For most people in Europe,

patriotism is pretty much a synonym for

“nationalism,” and this is often associated with

“national socialism” of Nazi Germany. Therefore,

patriotism is often indirectly considered as a negative

political force.

In America, nothing can be further from the truth.

Here, patriotism is focused exclusively on the love for

the own country, not hatred for others. Thinking

rationally, pride, and love of your own heritage

cannot be interpreted as loathing of others.

“America has been throughout its history an

especially patriotic country. I believe the reason has

to do with a particular assumption, a particular habit

of mind. Our patriot fervor was the result of the old

and widespread belief in the idea of American

exceptionalism—the idea that America was a new

thing in history, different from other countries,”

Peggy Noonan says.

As she points out, other nations had evolved one way

or another: evolved from tribes, from a gathering of


the clans, from inevitabilities of language, and

tradition and geography.

In contrast, America was born through ideas: All men

are created equal, that they have been given by God

certain rights that can be taken from them by no man,

and that those rights combine to create a thing called

freedom. They were free to pursue happiness, free to

worship God, free to talk and speak in public of their

views, and to choose their leaders. This is what

American patriots are proud of!

Peggy Noonan concludes, “American patriotism was

the repetition, reaffirmation, and celebration of our

founding ideals, and it gave rise to a brilliant tradition

of celebration, and of celebration's symbols: the flag,

that beautiful flag. The parades and bands and

bunting. Betsy Ross, Uncle Sam, the tradition of

patriotic speeches, the reading aloud of the

Declaration of Independence, the sparklers like the

candles on a birthday cake.”

American patriotism might have been beneficial

throughout our history. The US started as a big,

lonely landscape between two oceans, starting to fill

with poor, disparate, and anxious immigrants from

many different countries and religious beliefs. They

all had one major thing in common: their love and

pride for America. Everybody shared this sentiment

we nowadays call American patriotism.

In our deeply divided political climate, about half of

Americans still believe America is the greatest

country in the world. This number reflects pretty


much the polarization in America between

traditionalists and progressives.

Unfortunately, the formerly “democratic” party dissed

their formerly pro-American, pro-worker, and proliberty

position for the sake of Marxism-induced

progressivism and open borders.

Patriotism is no hatred of others

Our “mainstream” media, barely mainstream

anymore, has succeeded with their anti-traditional,

anti-conservative propaganda. There is no surprise

that just about one-third of millennials still believe in

American greatness.

Unfortunately, the anti-American forces are trying to

re-define the virtues of American patriotism and

nationalism. Naïve people consider this just a

“misunderstanding” of our culture and history, but

this is not the case. This a purposeful, malicious

attack on American goodness and national identity. It

may be a hint that we are losing the war of ideologies

benefiting the Marxist worldview.

Particularly embarrassing for traditional Americans

was Barack Obama’s “apology tour” throughout the

world when he addressed foreign audiences by stating

how “bad” America is.

• In France on April 3, 2009

“America has shown arrogance.”

• Interview with Al Arabiya TV on January 27,


“We have not been perfect.”


• In Trinidad and Tobago on April 17, 2009

“At times, we sought to dictate our terms.”

• In London at the G7 Summit on April 2, 2009

“Some restoration of America’s standing in

the world.”

• Washington, DC on May 21, 2009

“We went off course”

• In Strasbourg, France on April 3, 2009

“Sacrificing your values.”

• In Ankara before the Turkish Parliament on

April 6, 2009

“Our own darker periods in our history.”

• Opinion editorial on April 16, 2009

“The United States has not pursued and

sustained engagement with our neighbors.”

• In Langley, VA at CIA headquarters on April

20, 2009

“Potentially we’ve made some mistakes.”

• In Washington, DC regarding Guantanamo on

May 21, 2009

“A rallying cry for our enemies.”

With these statements, Barack Obama clearly

confirmed his negative, anti-American worldview the

progressives have about America’s image and role in

the world. Considering today’s position of the

“Democratic” Party in all international affairs,

immigration problems, and US stance versus our

biggest enemies, this has gotten dramatically worse.

Nevertheless, our natural devotion to our country is

also our intention to govern and cultivate our land

best in accordance with our own traditions, free from

the interference of other nations. This is what we


describe patriotism. Love of our own country does

not mean “hating” other nations.

Our daily news reports are full of negative stories

about how many of our monuments must be

destroyed. The reputations of our founding fathers are

being severely challenged. Attacks by Blacks Life

Matter and Antifa have caused those who are devoted

to being politically correct to demand that we bury

our traditions. Even our schools are continuously

submitting to the politically correct Marxist-type of


Practicing American patriotism

For most traditional Americans, the knowledge and

devotion to our country incubate in our hearts when

we participate in singing the National Anthem, say

the Pledge of Allegiance, study the history of our

country, attend parades that include military

personnel, visit monuments and even attend or watch

the process of a military funeral. It appears that

patriotism grows inside us when we experience

patriotic events.

Patriotism, rightly understood, is also aspirational in

character, with a strong mixture of self-overcoming

contained in its mandate. American patriotism has

nothing in common with the historic German

understanding of the word “homeland” (“Heimat”),

which lead to the unfortunate German version of

“nationalism” in the thirties.

Some of the greatest American achievements,

politically as well as socially, has been the creation of


a political and cultural setting that can comprehend

and support, as much as possible, the multiple natural

loyalties of the human person without requiring its

people to choose between and among them. Generally

speaking, no American is forced to yield his loyalty to

his locality, family, state, religion, ethnic group, or

race to be an American. This is the major difference

between the American patriotism and European-style


As Mark Twain stated, “…patriotism, the true

patriotism, the only rational patriotism, is the loyalty

to the nation all the time, loyalty to the government

when it deserves it.”

• American patriotism is the love of the country,

best expressed as active participation in its

permanent success.

• American patriotism is the loyalty to the

country and American values, not their leaders

if they don’t deserve it.

• American patriotism values each person’s

desire to pursue own ideas to reach happiness.

• American patriotism is the commitment to our

founding fathers who put our rights into law to

protect us.

• American patriotism is the desire to improve

our lives, creates economic mobility, which is

fundamental to the nation’s prosperity.

• American patriotism is also the commitment

to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and

democratic elections.


• American patriotism guarantees these rights to

all ethnic backgrounds, races, genders, and


Other nations have evolved from tribes, gathering of

clans, language, traditions, and geographical

conditions. America, however, was born out of an

idea that “all men are created equal, that they have

been given certain rights by God, and that these rights

can’t be taken away by any man or political force.

They were free to pursue happiness, worship God,

free to talk and speak in public, and to choose their

own leaders.”


America’s superpower

“The threat to the world’s stability is not too much

American superpower. It is too little American


(Michael Mandelbaum)

America never auditioned for the position of a

superpower. Many times, the United States even

wasn’t comfortable in this responsibility and didn’t

want to act as such. However, tragic world events,

especially the rise of Hitler during WW2, forced

America to step in because nobody else wanted or

was able to do so.

Of course, acting as a “world police” would actually

be a duty of the UN, but they mostly turned out to be

useless. First of all, the UN rarely reached any

sensible, doable, and effective agreement on saving a

world crisis in the past. Secondly, they are dominated

by countries with undemocratic, mostly tyrannical

powers such as dictatorships or communist regimes

such as China. What can we expect?

Being a superpower is less a delight than a burden.

America’s obligation as a “world police” is not

popular at all. The majority of Americans oppose the

superpower role and the associated cost for the

taxpayers, often exceeding trillion dollars.

America just “became” a superpower because nobody

else was able and ready to help countries in need

during the last one hundred years. Many nations were


begging America to help them when they were

attacked by vicious enemies.

Why the US? It’s because of America’s uniqueness

and moral standing defending liberty, freedom, and

democracy in the world.

Moral, economical, and political reasons

• America is based on Judeo-Christian ethics. It

is expressively called a “Christian nation” and

it is associated with Christian morals. The

respect for Christian values is a part of the

fabric of our country that goes right back to

our founding fathers. Christianity is an

important element of our everyday life. Many

other nations trust us because of that.

• America still has a powerful military force.

Since WW2, the US has the world’s leading

fighting capabilities, which is necessary to

solve violent crisis situations. “History teaches

that wars begin when governments believe the

price of aggression is cheap,” Ronald Reagan


• America is based on Western culture. Western

civilization has produced Greece, the Roman

Empire, Britain, the US, and is more

successful than ninety percent of the world’s

rest. Western culture’s emphasis on

Christianity, individualism, innovation, freemarket

capitalism, science, technology, and

freedom has given us an enormous advantage

when competing with other worldviews. Free-


market capitalism has elevated billions of

people out of poverty during the last century.

• America is a resource-rich, very large country

with an ideal geographical location between

two oceans. This places the US into an ideal

strategic position.

• America is the world’s largest economic

power with an unparalleled industrial,

technological, and scientific capacity

necessary to compete during any kind of


• America is the most stable economy in the

world. One of the major reasons is that all

international transactions a dollar-based.

• America has some of the most brilliant minds

in the world, securing its dominance in all

major areas of importance such as innovation,

research, inventions, and more.

• America has a merit-based-society as opposed

to aristocracy, tribalism, or castes. Despite not

being perfect, it is still the “land of

opportunities” with some of the greatest

economic strengths in the world.

• America has the US Constitution that

guarantees personal freedoms and limits

powers of the centralized government. This is

the major difference between the US and other

countries in the world.

America promoted and defended more political

freedom in the world than any other political source.

The most outstanding example is Hitler’s defeat

during the WW2, which would not be possible

without a major American military intervention.


Many millions of people in Asia would not be free

today if the US hadn’t intervened. It did not happen

accidentally that Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan

became democratic states. This was only possible

with US military and political help.

China is challenging America

Still, a new rival as the world’s superpower is on the

horizon. Amazingly, from 1978 to 2012, China’s

gross domestic product grew an average of 9.4

percent every year.

No other nation has grown so fast for so long. After

35 years of almost uninterrupted growth, by some

factors such as purchasing power, China’s economy is

now the largest in the world.

China is expanding aggressively. Their strategy is to

build a transportation infrastructure route between

Asia, Africa, and Europe, covering 55 percent of

world gross national products, 70 percent of global

population, and 75 percent of known energy reserves.

The Chinese also launched the Asian Infrastructure

Investment Bank, reducing Asia’s dependence on the

US-controlled World Bank.

Even more scary are China’s military ambitions,

indicating that their challenge is not coming with

peaceful intentions. Starting in 2008, they became the

second-largest military spender in the world. There is

no end in sight. In 2020, they own and operate more

military ships than the US.


Equally disturbing is China’s territorial expansion in

international waters of the South China Sea. They

created a series of artificial military islands 800 miles

from their mainland, but only 150 miles from the

Philippines. A clear symbol of potential aggression.

According to UN law and the International Court, this

area belongs to the Philippines. China refuses the

ruling, and nobody is ready and able to enforce it. The

Chinese do it because nobody can stop them.

As a direct challenge to the US, China’s hacks stole

two dozen major American weapon systems. In

addition, they launched a ballistic missile into space,

proving they are able to directly threaten or destroy

US satellites in space. A grim outlook.

Whether we want to admit it or not, China is strongly

determined to become world's new economic,

military, and political superpower.

Marxism-oriented Americans don’t care about

America’s well-being at all. As long as their money

flows, the one-word-order, corrupt capitalists, such as

Hollywood producers, tech companies, and other

greedy business conglomerates benefiting from the

Chinese market, don’t care either.

We are not competing just with Chinese communists,

deadly committed to rule and enslave the world, we

are competing with our enemies within also.


What does China’s plan mean for the world?

What might happen to the world should the Chinese

succeed by 2045, as they intend to do?

• The conflict might provoke a war between the

US and China.

• Taiwan will be invaded and become part of


• Japan will be cut-off from International


• Mainstream movies will do nothing but

communist state-approved propaganda.

• Europe will dramatically decline.

• World history will be totally rewritten.

• Schools and colleges will have no choice but

to teach Chinese state-approved propaganda.

• There will be an end to policing the world by

the US.

• The US will turn into a deep depression.

• Africa will become a greater power under

Chinese rule.

One thing is clear. The communist party ruled

Chinese dictatorship, deadly committed to rule the

world, is not our friend.

Do we have a choice? In today’s violent world, the

U.S. cannot withdraw. The scope of our

responsibilities is derived from America’s size and

power. The quality of US engagement and the quality

of the outcomes it has achieved is directly derived

from its adherence to universal values.


The world is more peaceful, prosperous, and free

today because of the United States of America.

Morally, politically, socially, and economically, there

is no realistic alternative to the US as dominating

world power.

World’s policeman

As far as we can remember, America’s role as a

superpower automatically put the US in the position

of a world policeman. As already indicated, this task

was never popular among Americans because of its

tremendous cost and incalculable risks.

Some people say it’s something like an unwanted

child in the family. Nobody wanted it, but still, no

one wants to abandon it. Everybody nurtures it and is

trying to do the best out of the situation.

America’s world police role has changed during the

last decades dramatically. During the cold war, the

function was bipolar. We mostly had to concentrate

on the communist Soviet Union. Nowadays,

however, China, North Korea, and Islamist regimes

such as Iran made the already fragile world peace

even more threatened.

The cost factor is virtually unbearable. Even long

before Operation Iraqi Freedom, more than 240,000

U.S. troops were either stationed in foreign countries

or at sea in other regions of the world. With

America’s an all-volunteer force, maintaining these

levels requires at least twice as many additional

troops to be deployed in the United States so that the

overseas force can be rotated at specified intervals.


The bitter consequence is that more than 700,000

active-duty military personnel need to act as the

world's policemen. It is important to document that

manpower costs and the costs of operating and

maintaining all the equipment for that manpower are

more than 60 percent of the Pentagon’s budget. The

American taxpayers are paying a terribly high amount

for the U.S. military to police the world.

Most of us are not really comfortable with the US

obligation to act as world police. Still, the reality is

that wherever the US troops are stationed, they are the

greatest preservers of liberty in peace in the world.

There is an age-old truth: Political weakness invites

trouble, political unrest, and even hidden or open war.

Without a strong and decisive force in any region of

the world, violence occurs and the rule of decency,

order, and law crumble down. Iraq and Afghanistan

are just some of the latest examples.

If we want to admit it or not, the world needs a

policeman just as any civilized community needs a

local police department to protect the people from

criminals and other bad guys.

Just ask yourself, if America refuses to act in this

role, who can do it instead?

• United Nations?


• Russia?

• China?


• No one?

“Thinking that we can retreat from the world and

avoid its subsequent violence and tyranny is like

thinking that if the police go on strike in Chicago, the

suburbs will remain peaceful and unaffected, ”Dennis

Prager says.


Leading the world in science technology

“Science is a way of thinking, much more

than it is a body of knowledge.”

(Carl Sagan)

For over one hundred years, America always was at

the forefront of science and technology. Most

scientific and technical innovations were made in the

US. As far as we can remember, the majority of

medical and pharmaceutical innovations, discoveries

in biology, chemistry, physics, communications,

engineering, transportation, and others were made in

the US.

This did not happen by accident. Many of the most

successful and prestigious universities and colleges

are located in America. Furthermore, the US offers

the best climate for ingenuity and inventions to


Already in early American history, Americans

focused on science and technology to improve

people’s lives. They made major progress in human

understanding of electricity, built a sophisticated

telescope, developed inventions benefiting the

agriculture, made important progress in healthcare

and medical hygiene, and introduced new breaking

treatments in hospital care.

America benefited tremendously by the immigration

of world-class scientists from Europe and other

places. Among early scientists who came to America

were the British chemist Joseph Presley, Alexander


Graham Bell from Scotland, Charles Proteus

Steinmetz from Germany, Vladimir Zworkyn from

Russia, and Nikola Tesla from Serbia.

The largest influx of top scientists from Europe

happened during the WW2 when some of the most

brilliant European minds were forced to flee from

Hitler’s national socialists. Among the most

important scientists of this time were Albert Einstein,

Enrico Fermi, Niels Bohr, Victor Weisskopf, Otto

Stern, Eugene Wigner, and Wernher von Braun who

established America’s first rocket program to reach

outer space.

When celebrating fifty years since the Apollo 11

mission landed Americans on the moon, capturing the

imagination of the world, the US is again on the verge

of a new bold era in science and technology.

Breakthroughs in dozens of scientific and technical

fields will help to tackle the greatest challenges of our

time and allow Americans to live a safer, healthier,

and more economically prosperous lives.

Working hard to maintain R&D superiority

Cutting-edge technologies continue to change and

shape American jobs across all sectors. The US also

places a strong emphasis on lifelong learning and

nontraditional education pathways to ensure men and

women of all ages, backgrounds, and zip codes have

access to science, technology, engineering, and math

(STEM) education and skills.


The new Administration is boldly committed to

maintain and expand American leadership in science

and technology. Here are just a few examples:

• The US revived the National Space Council

directing NASA to return to space in

cooperation with private companies available

through the free-market capitalism.

• The US launched the American Artificial

Intelligence Initiative ensuring that this

technology benefits Americans.

• The US released a National Strategy on

STEM education funded with hundreds of

millions per year.

The United States accounts for 40 percent of the total

world’s spending on scientific research and

development, employs 70 percent of the world’s

Nobel Prize winners, and is home to three-quarters of

the world’s top 40 universities, the Rand Corporation


The US pharmaceutical industry spends about twenty

percent of all revenues on research and development.

America is home to 16 of the top 20 universities in

the world. Foreign diplomats and wealthy people all

over the world go to a great length to educate their

children in the US.

The Los Angeles based thinktank confirms U.S.

investments in research and development have not

lagged in recent years, but instead have grown at rates

similar to what has occurred elsewhere in the world,


growing even faster than what has been seen in

Europe and Japan.

Reports show the U.S. invests the most in research

and development (R&D), attracts the most venture

capital, awards the most advanced degrees, provides

the most business, financial, and information services,

and is the largest producer in high-technology

manufacturing sectors.

While China is investing heavily in research and

development, it does not yet account for a large share

of world innovation and scientific output, which

continues to be dominated by the United States,

Europe, and Japan, as RAND researchers point out.

Still, China is advancing in research and

development, often through stealing US technologies,

with a much larger pace than any competitors

including the US. A crucial warning is due.


Doing business or working in America

For over one hundred years, America always was the

best and most popular place in the world for doing

business or work. This didn’t happen by accident. The

primary reasons used to be the American spirit, size

of the US market, business opportunities, and

amazing innovation.

What are some of the main attractions of doing

business or work in America?

• America is a very friendly and welcoming


• Americans are endearingly optimistic and

smile a lot.

• America is still the largest market in the


• Americans are risk-takers.

• Americans are “doers.”

• America is a land of entrepreneurs.

• America is famous for its refreshing “Can do”


• America is known for the best universities,

colleges, and schools.

• America offers the most advanced medical

services and medications.

• America holds some of the best business and

career opportunities.

• America has the best customer service in the


• America attracts through huge space between

the two oceans.


• America is proud of exceptional natural parks

and other incredibly beautiful landscapes.

• America has all kinds of climate regions to

choose from.

• America is known for a huge variety of

culinary culture from all over the world

• America is one of the most attractive travel

regions in the world.

During my first business trip to the US decades ago, I

discovered that many things are handled in America

differently than in Europe. I found it surprising that

even the most important people I dealt with behaved

in a very informal way, except at expressively official


I had a great pleasure doing business in the US for

decades. I learned surprisingly much more than I ever

expected. What I found a number of aspects very


I instantly realized that Americans are very practical,

common sense, straight-to-the-point people.

However, this doesn’t mean that they are not focused

on it. They are. Results matter. There is no other way

around. I instantly liked this attitude.

Somehow opposite to some other business styles in

Europe or Asia, they prefer an expressively

individualistic culture.

No group thinking, no collective one-size-fits-all



Americans are very direct in business as well as in

their private lives. They are more short-term oriented

than Europeans. Therefore, for the time is money.

Wasting time in America is equal to wasting money.

In the US, silence in business meetings is not

considered appropriate. If you have something to

contribute to the topic discussed, you are encouraged

to make your point. I still remember the unwritten

European business rule indicating that “shutting-up”

in important business meetings is “safer.”

For Americans, the glass is always “half-full” instead

of “half-empty.” Their optimism is infectious. This

also affects personal relationships. Problems are

mostly seen as “opportunities” to find new solutions.

The welcoming attitude of Americans is extremely

enjoyable and productive. Their openness,

informality, humor, and friendliness put instantly all

business partners at ease and create an atmosphere of

trust and efficiency.

I also found the aspect of competition in business

very fruitful and important. Additionally, I discovered

that the American “win/win” approach is extremely


It is absolutely astonishing how much misinformation

and purposely planted lies about working people and

working life in America are dominating Europe. I still

keep reading in the “news” that there is no health

insurance, no jobless benefits, and no social security

in America.


The negative image of America, especially during the

Trump presidency, is a welcome message for all

hostile anti-American forces in Europe, and no

journalist cares to research and corrects it.


Guardian of liberty in the world

“America’s support for human rights and democracy

is the is our noblest export to the world.”

(William Bennett)

America does have a special role in the world only

the US with its Constitution and Bill of Rights is able

to fulfill. This role is morally and philosophically

grounded in the principles of human liberty, and in its

sense of justice.

This means that the true backbone of American

foreign policy is to be found not in its policies, which

prudently change and adapt, but in its guiding

principles, which are unchanging and permanent.

Only America has a proven track record of fighting

for and defending freedoms and liberty throughout

US history.

The “American experiment” had some high and low

moments, but the uniquely American approach to

individual freedom and liberty still is an unsurpassed

gold standard ensuring freedom to all citizens.

America's founding fathers set a high standard of

ideals for the new nation to live up to back in 1776.

From the very beginning, a debate about the best way

to do that has been an inherent part of the American




• The Declaration of Independence was adopted

by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in

1776 with Thomas Jefferson’s introduction.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that

all men are created equal; that they are

endowed by their Creator with certain

inalienable rights…”

• The Bill of Rights was discussed and ratified

in 1791 because many people opposed the

initial version of the Constitution in fear it

would grant too much power to the Federal

government. They added the first ten

Amendments to the Constitution and called it

Bill of Rights, which is as important and valid

today as they were then.

• The abolition of slavery, introduced to

America by Muslim pirates, ended with a

passage of the 13 th Amendment in 1865 after

the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

who argued that the new Union should

provide a “new birth of freedom.”

• The era of immigration, symbolized by the

Statue of Liberty. From 1880 to 1920, over

twenty million immigrants came to the United

States seeking political and religious freedom

and new opportunities. Eastern European Jews

were fleeing religious persecution, Italians

hunger, and poverty, Armenians and

Mexicans war or revolution. They were all

welcome and we're excited to become


• The 19 th Amendment of the US Constitution

gave voting rights to all women in 1920. After

Tennessee became the last state to ratify the

Amendments, women across America headed

to the polls.

• The D-Day in 1944 symbolizes America’s

commitment to defend freedom all over the

world. Exactly as Eisenhower’s speech had

predicted, the triumphant landing marked the

beginning of the end for Adolf Hitler’s Nazi

forces, which would surrender unconditionally

less than a year later.

• The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended

the segregation of public and many private

facilities, and outlawed discrimination based

on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

The Belfer Center of the Harvard Kennedy School for

Science and International Affairs published an

extensive article with the title “Why should the

United States spread democracy.”

As they state, many writers have criticized the idea

that the United States should attempt to spread

democracy in the world. Some have argued that the

United States should scale back or abandon efforts to

foster global democratization.

Can we establish any benefits for America by

spreading democracy in the world? Probably most

Americans assume that democracy is a good thing

and that the spread of democracy will be beneficial.

The virtues of democracy are taken for granted, they

are rarely fully detailed and considered.


It is important not to overstate or misrepresent the

benefits of democratization. Still, the spread of

democracy has many important benefits. Some new

democracies may contribute to international peace,

and directly advance the national interests of the

United States.

Political scientists argue the United States should

attempt to spread democracy because people

generally live better lives under democratic


Compared to autocratic and dictatorial systems,

citizens of democracies enjoy greater individual

liberty, political stability, freedom from governmental

violence, enhanced quality of life, and a much lower

risk of suffering a famine.

• Democracies lead to freedom and liberty.

• Democracies use less likely violence against

own people.

• Democracies enhance their economic

performance and stability.

• Democracies virtually never cause any


• Democracies mostly promote peace.

• Democracies respect Western Civilization.

• Democracies are beneficial for international


• Democracies will not be hostile to the US or

go to war with America.

• Democracies don’t support terrorism.

• Democracies don’t result in refugees.

• Democracies ally with the US.


• Democracies cherish the American dream.

• Democracies make better business partners.


American spirit

"America, it is a fabulous country. The only fabulous

country. It is the only place where miracles not only

happen but where they happen all the time." (Thomas


What is the American spirit? It is the American soul

and ingenuity, the principles of this country, no mere

abstraction. They are written in the hearts of all

traditional Americans who cherish the US

Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the American Dream.

Edward L. Hudgins, director of regulatory studies at

the CATO Institute, summarized this perfectly.

• An American is anyone who understands that

to achieve the best in life requires action,

exertion, effort. Americans aren’t idle

daydreamers. They take the initiative.

• An American is anyone who understands the

need to use one’s mind and wits to meet life’s

challenges. You don’t need a college degree to

know that you have to use your brain as well

as your muscles to make your way in


• An American is anyone who understands that

achieving the best in life requires risks.

Immigrants have no assurance of success in a

new land with different habits, institutions,

and languages. They leave friends, relatives,

and familiar places, often risking their lives to

cross oceans and hostile countries to reach

their new homes. But they, like all Americans,


understand that the timid achieve nothing and

forgo even that which sustains us through the

worst of times: hope.

• Americans seek economic prosperity,

leaving behind the resentment in other

countries that is aimed at those who

better their material condition.

Throughout the world and throughout

history, millions of individuals have

endured poverty with dignity. But there

is no inherent dignity in poverty.

Individuals came to America to farm their

own farms and run their own enterprises.

• Americans seek personal liberty, to live as

they see fit, to worship as they please.

Americans seek freedom from the use of

power wielded arbitrarily by whoever

holds the political sword.

American spirit in the minds of smart people

The following quotes symbolize the American spirit


• “We are called the nation of inventors. And

we are. We could still claim that title and wear

its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the

first thing we ever invented, which was human


(Mark Twain)


• “America was not built on fear. America was

built on courage, on imagination, and an

unbeatable determination to do the job at


(Harry S. Truman)

• “There is much more to being a patriot and a

citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a


(Jesse Ventura)

• “This nation will remain the land of the free

only so long as it is the home of the brave.”

(Elmer Davis)

• “America is another name for opportunity.

Our whole history appears like a last effort of

divine providence on behalf of the human


(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

• “There is nothing wrong with America that

cannot be cured by what is right with


(Bill Clinton)

• “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us

well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear

any burden, meet any hardship, support any

friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the

survival and the success of liberty.”

(John F. Kennedy)


• “Wars may be fought with weapons, but they

are won by men. It is the spirit of men who

follow and of the man who leads that gains the


(General George S. Patton)

• “A patriot must always be ready to defend his

country against his government.”

(Edward Abbey)

• “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be

purchased at the price of chains and slavery?

Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what

course others may take; but as for me, give me

liberty or give me death!”

(Patrick Henry)

• “The way to secure liberty is to place it in the

people’s hands, that is, to give them the power

at all times to defend it in the legislature and

in the courts of justice.”

(John Adams)

• “Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to

government, when it deserves it.”

(Mark Twain)

• “I am an American; free born and free bred,

where I acknowledge no man as my superior,

except for his own worth, or as my inferior,

except for his own demerit.”

(Theodore Roosevelt)


• “If ever a time should come, when vain and

aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in

Government, our country will stand in need of

its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

(Samuel Adams)

• “They that can give up essential liberty to

obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither

liberty nor safety.”

(Benjamin Franklin)

• “This nation, under God, shall have a new

birth of freedom; and that government of the

people, by the people, for the people, shall not

perish from the earth.”

(Abraham Lincoln)


America the beautiful

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one

pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what

we see.”

(Albert Einstein)

The US is not the only country with majestic

landscapes, but it occupies half of the continent

between the Atlantic and Pacific ocean and offers,

just be the size, a truly breathtaking variety. Many of

them are exceptionally beautiful and unique. They

attract each year millions of tourists from all over the


Here is a very small sample of beautiful places in

America by the state, probably just about a few

percent of the actually remarkable sceneries.

• Alabama

Cheaha State Park

• Alaska

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

• Arizona

Antelope Canyon

• Arkansas

White Rock Mountain

• California

Channel Islands

• Colorado

• Connecticut

Kent Falls State Park

• Delaware

Cape Henlopen State Park



• Florida

Dry Tortuga National Park

• Georgia

Providence Canyon State Park

• Hawaii

Papakolea Beach

• Idaho

Crater of the Moon National Monument

• Illinois

Cave-in-Rock State Park

• Indiana

Indiana Dunes

• Iowa

Loess Hills

• Kansas

Monument Rocks

• Kentucky

• Mammoth Cave National Park

• Louisiana

Atchafalaya Basin

• Main

Desert of Maine

• Maryland

Assateague Island National Seashore

• Massachusetts

Mount Greylock State Reservation

• Michigan

Arch Rock Mackinac Island

• Minnesota

Palisades Head

• Mississippi

The Mississippi River

• Missouri

Big Spring

• Montana

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

• Nebraska

Toadstool Geologic Park

• Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park

• Hampshire

Flume Gorge

• New Jersey

Paterson Great Falls

• New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns State Park

• New York

Watkins Glen State Park

• North Carolina

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

• North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

• Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park

• Oregon

Painted Hills

• Oklahoma

Gloss Mountain State Park

• Pennsylvania

Ringing Rocks County Park

• Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

• South Carolina

Angel Oak

• South Dakota

The Needles



• Tennessee

Craighead Taverns

• Utah

Homestead Crater

• Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

• Vermont

Quechee Gorge

• Virginia

Luray Caverns

• Washington

Mount Rainier

• West Virginia

Seneca Rocks

• Wisconsin

Apostle Islands

• Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring



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