The American Dream has traditionally been seen as a promise that hard work will lead to success, but many college students today seem to think that government can replace the need for individual effort.
Campus Reform recently visited California to ask some UCLA students about the American Dream, and while the definitions they offered were fairly typical, some of their prescriptions for achieving the Dream were borderline fantastical, as this video shows.
We began by asking them, simply, “What is your definition of the American Dream?”
While it is hardly a foreign concept to most people in this country, several students had difficulty coming up with an answer at first, though all were eventually able to dredge up a brief description, even if some were seemingly retrieved from a memory vault that had been locked up tight since grammar school.
“I mean, it’s being successful; doing well; working hard,” one student ventured. Another student was less equivocal, saying, “It’s about getting money, you know?”
Campus Reform next asked the students whether there is any presidential candidate that they feel would best help them to achieve the American Dream, and given the tenor of their previous responses, even we were surprised at just how often the name Bernie Sanders was repeated…
Read the rest of the article at CampusReform and see why they think Bernie is best poised to keep the American Dream alive. Shocking!