Sunset on the American Dream? Don't count on it. Over 2000 Defenders of the American Dream are gathering at Arlington Virginia's Crystal Gateway Marriott to make sure it is a rising not a setting sun. They will be storming Capital Hill this afternoon to remind our representatives that we expect them to defend the dream also and not be drawing the curtains.What is the American Dream? In a word freedom. Freedom for ourselves and our children. Freedom to succeed or learn from our failures. Freedom to achieve, grow and prosper. Freedom to pursue happiness, an inalienable right, which along with life and liberty form the basis of our republican ideals.The Defending the American Dream Summit  will be underway today and tomorrow sponsored by Americans for Prosperity . Following visits to Capital Hill, this evening's highlight is the 'Tribute to Ronald Reagan' Dinner with Laura Ingraham , Congressman Mike Pence  (R-IN), Dr. Jim Miller , former Reagan administration budget director, and American's for Prosperity Chairman Art Pope .The VirginianFederalist is live blogging from the conference's blogger's row. Follow updates here, and on twitter (#dad09).Defend the American Dream!