More than ever before, in our country, this is the age of the individual. Endowed with the accumulated knowledge of centuries, armed with all the instruments of modern science, he is still assured personal freedom and wide avenues of expression so that he may win for himself, his family and his country greater material comfort, ease and happiness greater spiritual satisfaction and contentment.
While I can make no claim for having introduced the term 'rugged individualism,' I should be proud to have invented it. It has been used by American leaders for over a half-century in eulogy of those God-fearing men and women of honesty whose stamina and character and fearless assertion of rights led them to make their own way in life.
You can't help but to think about it, that you're going to have a lot of people that probably know you or have known about you that, even fans that's not rooting for you, but they know I represent New Jersey, they can identify where I'm at, and looking up to an individual like myself who came from the inner city and who made it.