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Monday, June 11, 2012

American Exceptionalism: Obama's Achilles Heel?

American exceptionalism is the notion that the United States occupies a unique position in the world, offering opportunity and hope to others by its unique balance of public and private interests and constitutional ideals of personal and economic freedom. The phrase, often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville in his 1835 Democracy in America,  offers Romney an opening wide enough for a truck: If America is exceptional, why must we fundamentally transform it as Obama promises? Instead, we need a steady-hand Mitt to restore America’s greatness.

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2 comments:

  1. May be every presidency should start with this:
    Farewell Speech - President Reagan's Farewell Speech from the Oval Office 1/11/89
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKVsq2daR8Q&feature=related

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