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I do not choose to be a common man.

It is my right to be uncommon --- if I can.

I seek opportunity, 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 fall and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.

I prefer the challenges of life  
to a guaranteed existence,  
the thrill of fulfillment  
to the stale calm of "Utopia."  

I will not trade freedom
I will not trade freedom
I will not trade freedom
I WILL NOT TRADE FREEDOM
I will not trade freedom
I will not trade freedom
I will not trade freedom



I will not trade freedom for beneficence,
nor dignity for a handout.

  It is my heritage to think and to act for myself,
  enjoy the benefit of my creations,
  and to face the world boldly and say . .

With God's help,
this I have done.


American Creed Monument

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An American’s Creed – By Dean Alfange

  • Reprinted in The Reader’s Digest, October 1952
    • by Dean Alfange


I do not choose to be a common man
It is my right to be uncommon…
If I can. I seek opportunity… Not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen,
Humbled and dulled by having the state to dream and build, to
Fail and 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 beneficence
Nor my dignity for a hand out. I will
Never cower before any master nor bend
to any threat.

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 with my own hand,
I am a man. I am an American.

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