Arnold Schwarzenegger is the perfect example of what we all strive for in the current America, The American dream that we all believe to be buried in the ground beneath us “My fellow American’s, this is an amazing moment for me. To think that once, a scrawny boy from Australia could grow up to be governor of California and stand in Madison square garden on behalf of the president of the united states. That is an immigrants dream. This is the American dream,” Arnold announced at the Republican National convention in August 2004.
Through examining the opinions presented in her article in the September issue of the Kansas city star entitled, to those born on third base, wealth comes easily, it is possible for me to arrive at my own opinion, while at the same time, evaluating the strengths of Ms. Sanchez’s own arguments as presented by Paige.
I plan to break down Mary Sanchez’s article and show how her opinions closely resemble the thought process of many American’s today. We will cover three areas: First, Mary Sanchez and her thoughts on the wealthy. Second, my opinions in correspondence to Ms. Sanchez; and third, my opinions on the American dream and how I believe it is still probable.
A. First, Mary Sanchez and her thoughts on the wealthy. Mary Sanchez’s article begins by relating the thoughts she formed while perusing the “Forbes 400” list; a list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. The ultimate question these thoughts lead her to asked if America is a country of equal opportunity, or one of preserving the status of a few privilege individuals at expense of the masses. Mary comes out strongly in favor of an America that is skewed. She believes our country is in favor to those born wealthy at the expense of those starting in lower socioeconomic classes. She opens the article in wondering how one becomes wealthy. In stating the easiest way
Cited: Sanchez, Mary. “To those Born on Third Base: Wealth comes Easily.” The Kansas City Star. 25 September, 2012.