Last year I wrote an article about John Peter Zenger, the man who defended Freedom of the Press in colonial times. Sadly he is man who seems to be fading from the pages of American History. He was born in Germany and came to America as an indentured servant at the age of 13. Twenty-five years later he became publisher of the New York Weekly Journal.
In a way, Herman Cain reminds me a John Peter Zenger. He came from a humble background from a family who worked hard to make ends meet. Despite all the obstacles that he faced in life, Herman Cain obtained an education. He moved up the cooperate ladder, and became CEO Godfathers Pizza. His life shows that The American Dream can be obtained.
Most know that I am a Ron Paul supporter. In 2008 I wrote many articles supporting his candidacy for President. They can still be found on this site. However in the last election I did not really have a second choice. Now I do.
Many successful people, from humble beginnings, push aside the values that they were taught as a child. Eventually they lose the guts to stand for what is right. John Peter Zenger kept his courage, and it seems that Herman Cain has done the same.
It also a breath of fresh air to find someone who wants America to be America. We live in a time where our nation is being pushed to become more European. This is a nation that will always have pints, quarts, and gallons. A metric politician is simply wasting his time. There is still a remnant of people who still believe in The American Dream.
Herman Cain believes in The American Dream. He has lived it and wants our children to have it as well.