A salesman discovered America. Christopher Columbus was an Italian in Spain with only one prospect to call on. If he missed the sale, he would have to swim home. Once aboard ship, he really had to "sell" in order to sail. He kept saying to the sailors who had become weary and with mutiny on their minds, "It's just around the corner or over the horizon, let's sail one more day!" Then that one day came with an excited call from the lookout, "Land ho!" and the most profitable sales call in history came to a close.
A salesman established America. George Washington had to persuade the Colonists to leave their homes, farms, businesses, shipbuilding activities and fur trapping to go to war against the most powerful nation on earth. His sales pitch was a tough one. If they won their was no financial gain but they would be free of the English tyranny. If they lost, they would be hung as traitors.
A salesman freed Americans of all race and creed. Abraham Lincoln was known as the great emancipator. Despite unpopular views and opinions, he stood and proclaimed that America was the land of the free for all people. This stand brought a nation into civil war and many lost their lives, but their lives were not in vain for the price of freedom is not free. Americans today enjoy great civil liberties and freedoms because of one man's proclamation coupled with the blood and sweat of those men willing to making the ultimate sacrifice.
A salesman gave Americans a dream of progress. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that became a pivotal turning point in U.S. history. His thoughts and opinions were not popular and were considered not acceptable at the time. He stepped on to that podium and shared his dream…the American Dream, which is now carried on by citizens and future citizens of The United States of America.
It might just take the American Sales Force to usher this great nation out of our financial and social woes. Each one of us is just a single voice, but together we are a deafening crowd screaming for change. Find your soap box, stand up and be heard and flex your political power and get involved. Freedom of speech is your right!