The American Creed
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
-William Tyler Page
The above is from a book titled “I Am an American What Every citizen Should Know.” It was handed to many seeking Citizenship and passing through Ellis Island. The exact quote comes from a reprint within the book from William Tyler Page written in 1917. The American’s Creed is a summing up, in one hundred words, of the basic principles of American political faith. It is not an expression of individual opinion upon the obligations and duties of American citizenship or with respect to its rights and privileges. It is a summary of the fundamental principles of American political faith as set forth in its greatest documents that form the very foundation of our country and from speeches of some of its greatest leaders.
It is our duty as citizens to be worthy of such sacrifice and blessing. Our firm is here to help those who need to learn this lesson through a more formal process.
What we have found is that it does not matter who you are or what your social status. It does not matter how rich or humble you may be. Ignorance and bigotry are blind. Where there is such injustice all of America suffers.
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