Thursday, January 21, 2010

‘My Creed,’ by Dean Alfange

Alfang 72

[Hat tip Doug Rasmussen]

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Sean Fitzpatrick said...

Here here.

1/21/2010 08:19:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. It has a touch of "Invictus" about it, at least to my ears.

Chris R.

1/21/2010 08:22:00 am  
Anonymous B Whitehead said...

very inspiring..

1/21/2010 05:43:00 pm  
Blogger Sam P said...

Damn straight!

1/22/2010 05:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Joe Luccioni said...

Sorry to say but "The Creed" by Dean Alfange that is posted has been edited. A whole paragraph has been left out I guess rewriting history means changing what a man actually wrote and thought. This is that paragraph:

I will never cower before any master nor bend to any thread. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself; enjoy the benefits of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done.
All this is what it means to be an American.

2/19/2010 04:55:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe, read it again. The paragraph you are talking about is there.

3/25/2010 02:13:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is "My Creed" as I found it on the back of an advertisement. "I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon. I seek opportunity to develop whatever talents God gave me-not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficience nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any earthly master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creation and to face the world boldly and say-"This with God's help, I have done." All this is what it means to be an American."

3/27/2010 05:02:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a truely Great poem by an American for Americans or those who seek to be one. After reading up on the man though, it is hard to understand that the mind that formed these words supported FDR and felt his "New Deal" didn't go far enough! I see it as a conflicting piece to the rest of his life.

Steel

8/01/2012 02:22:00 pm  

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