America’s egalitarian tradition is, in fact, a way of life for many Americans. Good and decent people operate quietly, without interest in praise or reward, and their belief in fairness is a way of life handed down without fanfare. Many Americans champion individual liberty, and social responsibility. They are rich, poor, middle class, members of varied political persuasions, races and religions.
This quiet dignity infuses the history of our country, as much as the disastrous and destructive actions that receive so much attention.
Abraham Clark represented this in his passion for fairness and his sense that equality was an achievable goal.