An American is the sum of all the contributions, both good and bad, of all the peoples on earth. Our country was founded to satisfy the desires and to develop the interests of everyone, be he Jew or Gentile, white or yellow. At first America was settled by people who had been religiously persecuted, and then later by those who sought economic gain in the land of "golden opportunity."
The American, from the time of the writing of the constitution up until the present day, has valued more than anything ~is right to worship as he pleases, to enter into free and competitive enterprise, and last, but not least, to be left alone.
"The Scrawl Of An American,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 10
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol10/iss2/12