Thursday, April 15, 2010

America is Exceptional - Obama Must be Joking! Right?

Although our President is very obviously anti-American, we the people are not. This article shows why American exceptionalism is true and our President is wrong.

In yet another example of this administration's rejection of American exceptionalism, science adviser John Holdren says the U.S. can't be expected to always be on top. How uninspiring. How wrong.

A little more than a year ago, the president himself said much the same thing at a NATO conference. "I believe in American exceptionalism," Barack Obama said, "just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." In other words, America might think it's special, but so do other countries. And there's no reason to believe they're wrong. It's all relative.

...In no nation, however, have the people had the freedom we have. No other nation has ever worked so hard for justice, so long for equality and so earnestly for openness. No nation has ever been as welcoming to foreigners or as protective of dissenters. None has ever been as selfless and charitable.

Nowhere on this planet is upward mobility as unencumbered as it is here. Opportunity is woven tightly into the American fabric. From the world over, people arrive at our door wanting what we have. Many of them are dumbfounded when those of us who've been here since birth don't realize how fortunate we are.

America is indeed exceptional, and those who say it isn't are guilty of an ugly form of wishful thinking
(READ at IBD "America The Also-Ran")

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