America is the land of dreams, and it has fulfilled the dreams of so many people from so many places. As a child, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. And by working hard, embracing my mother's values and seizing opportunity, I was able to become a neurosurgeon. But I worry that today's generations have been lulled into a complacency that is destroying the promise of The Dream.
The ruling elite have convinced too many young adults today that it's OK to stay at home and live in your parents' basements playing video games or aimlessly roaming the night streets with friends. After all, you can get a monthly check, a free cell phone and health insurance from Uncle Sam for doing nothing. Opportunity has been replaced by despair. Embracing character, values, marriage and family has been ridiculed. Government dependence has been substituted for self-reliance. And mediocrity has eschewed excellence.
I want you to join me today in demolishing this culture of failure and standing up to the media elite, who for too long have treated black Americans as a monolithic bloc addicted to a single political dogma. We need a new media source that embraces hard work, moral character, family values, good education and self-reliance and inspires the next generation with role models who have cast off the chains of mediocre expectations and proven that the America dream is alive and well.
This is why I have joined forces with friends of mine like Armstrong Williams, Rev. A.R. Bernard, Juan Williams and a few others to create American CurrentSee, a new digital magazine that gets delivered every Sunday to your email inbox and works on your computer, smart phone or tablet. It aims to arm us for this bout by boldly tackling the adverse dependency on entitlement programs through demonstrating how big government's well-intentioned nanny state has created lasting pathologies like broken families, overtaxed businesses, underperformance in our schools and crime-ridden neighborhoods. Most importantly, American CurrentSee will serve as a catalyst inspiring you to embrace a new envisioning of economic opportunity, moral leadership and freedom from a suffocating government.
I love the last stanza of our national anthem. But I also know that in order to be free, first you must be brave. Be brave. Sign up today for American CurrentSee and together let's demolish the tired old dogmas, free today's generations from dependency and mediocrity and build a better America.
Dr. Ben Carson