The American dream looms large in the nation’s psyche. Immigrants flock to our shores to make a better life for themselves, free of the chains that bound them in their countries of origin.

Native-born Americans also can achieve the American dream through hard work and determination.

But recently, many have come to view that dream as unattainable. Some view the system as broken and demand massive changes to fix it.

To Adam Brandon, president of FreedomWorks and author of the new book “America in Perspective: Defending the American Dream for the Next Generation,” that’s a huge problem for the nation’s continued survival.

“We’ve gone through incredibly challenging times, and this is part of our national history. And people forget that you go through these times,” Brandon says, adding:

What’s scary to me right now, there’s all this debate [over] do we get rid of the [Senate] filibuster? Do we do this? Do we do that? Now, these are radical changes, and in my study of history … you could actually make some changes that will knock out the stability in our system, and who knows what we are then.

Brandon joins the “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the American dream and how we can bring it back from the brink.

We also cover these stories:

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., pretends to be handcuffed by police during a pro-abortion protest outside the Supreme Court.
  • The Biden administration backs a bill that would codify the Supreme Court’s decisions to legalize gay and interracial marriage.
  • A New York judge drops murder charges against a bodega worker who fatally stabbed a man who came behind the counter and assaulted him
  • Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh shares his stance on abortion and the unborn while speaking at a pro-life event.



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