I've always treasured the American dream especially when I was still living amid misery in the Philippines.I am one of the millions worldwide who harbor the same dream in the heart.The economic greatness of America is the primary attraction to many foreigners,and this economic greatness is owed mainly to the Christian culture that promotes freedom and the pursuit of happiness. By happiness, I mean, satisfying one's material (or otherwise) desires legally and correctly. That is maybe why majority of leading companies in the world( like McDonald's,cosmetics &drug companies, even film and music industry),technological advances and top billionaires, have their origin in the US.Not only in the commercial sector is America succeeding,but the US is also the major provider (85% of the total missions worldwide) of charitable mission works and outreaches.It is the origin of the main and biggest Christian broadcasting networks in the history of mankind, through which people from many different nations- especially those who don't have the possibility of knowing the gospel of Christ like communist or muslim countries,are blessed.
And I'm sure there are so much more that the democracy in America affords not only the Americans themselves but also millions and millions of people in many parts of the world.
These times see the US as a country gradually veering to socialism and over the years many religious leaders have been sounding the alarm.In Obama's speech shortly after his inauguration to US presidency he categorically declared that US is no longer a Christian country,but a unification of citizens even from different cultures (hispanic,muslim,European etc.). thereby allowing the cultures/beliefs of migrating foreigners dictate the past and future of this country.I also learned of Obama's recent order banning the media from taking photos/videos of the oil spill caused by BP, within 65 m of distance otherwise they will be fined.I think USA has already changed so much in that they removed prayers from schools,they also prohibit 'Christmas' greetings and decorations during Christmas holidays (I hear now they're going to name the Christmas celebrations in honor of some pagan festivities that coincide on the same date),they have removed Thanksgiving (and calling it something else just like what they want to do with Christmas) they might be also actively opposing National Day of Prayer.They allow same-sex marriage even going as far as suing anybody who would dare offend the third sex, what with the hate campaign act that justifies homosexuals, they legalized abortion and heavier taxes on private businesses.One of the initiatives to hinder the advance of socialism in the US is to sign up for a commitment to pray. Prayer was the same power that brought down the Berlin Wall of Germany.And it will always be the same power that will change our life and history.