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23 Mar, 2014

Will the real America please stand up? – Arab News

By Aijaz Zaka Syed

There is a little America in all of us. And we all love and admire in various degrees what America ostensibly stands for or once stood for: Democracy, freedom, civil liberties, freedom of speech and action and a celebration of individualism and doing your own thing.

If you are born with imagination, original ideas or just happen to be a plain hard working guy, then the land of the free is for you. No matter where you were born or where you come from, Uncle Sam would embrace you.

If you have guts for glory, patience and persistence, it’s not impossible for anyone to get your slice of the American pie. Life is beautiful!

This is what we once believed about America. Many of us still do.

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