NPR Here and Now ‘Then and Now American Dreams”
Attn: Ethan Lindsey-Editor
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Boston, Mass. 10002
Dear Ethan Lindsey,
I am writing to voice my concern with your recent article and broadcast on NPR’s Here and Now show titled “Then and Now American Dreams” it leads the reader to believe the American dream is no longer attainable. The American Dream is an important part of our culture and has been since the time of the Declaration of Independence.
The American Dream is a phrase and believe coined in 1931 by James Adams he said this: “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” This quote was said during the times …show more content…
“Only in America” is a phase the world knows, every single U.S. politician runs there campaign around this promise that they will make and keep America great. The fact that a person here can go to college and earn an education is also a sign that this dream is alive. How many folks from around the world come right here to the United States of America to get an education in order to guarantee their success? Over time it is difficult to track these numbers, but is this a lack of confidence problem or a truly failed dream. In 2009 our current President Barack Obama stated in his inaugural address that his career had been a fulfillment of the American Dream and ending that statement with “a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.” Only in America this statement has a thousand other different stories behind it similar to President Obama’s. As a news source like NPR and a reputation like yours and as the editor of such a show it is disappointing that you would further muddy the waters on a topic like our precious American Dream. Please don’t become like the Reality Television shows dumbing down the population with nonsense when it is still clear the American Dream is alive and