by Jack Le Moine
You may have heard of the Apostle Creed or of the Nicene Creed. These are statements of fundamental Christian beliefs. Zillian wrote:
Successful, resilient countries also need creeds. In his farewell speech, President Obama referred to such an American creed. In referring to earlier immigrants, he said: “they embraced this nation’s creed and it was strengthened.”
So, he had his class come up with a creed for America. Their statement is in the article. I agree with all of it except for the FDR “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Then there’s today. If you’re not worried about global warming, there’s always nuclear winter available. Iran, North Korea — who’s next?
Roosevelt then described fear as paralyzing but fear can be a good thing. It helps motivate people to focus on things that matter. The teacher could have reminded his students that flunking out is something to be feared. Fear could motivate study.
Delete this item from his proposed American Creed. Otherwise, good job.