American exceptionalism is grounded in the founding of the United States upon an idea, rather than upon the ambitions of men. Indeed, it was designed to be a nation of laws and specifically not of men, built on the concept of individual liberty and equal justice before the law, with freedoms ranging from speech to worship, and rights from gun ownership to assembly.Multicultural, politically correct,comparisons to other nation do not apply, until maybe recently. And Obama is now doing his eloquent and policy best to erase that exceptionalism.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
American Exceptionalism by Monica Crowley. She is quite right about the exceptional nature of America. She writes