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Exceptionalism and Obama

In Uncategorized on May 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm

“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism. I’m enormously proud of my country and its role and history in the world. If you think about the site of this summit and what it means, I don’t think America should be embarrassed to see evidence of the sacrifices of our troops, the enormous amount of resources that were put into Europe postwar, and our leadership in crafting an Alliance that ultimately led to the unification of Europe. We should take great pride in that.
And if you think of our current situation, the United States remains the largest economy in the world. We have unmatched military capability. And I think that we have a core set of values that are enshrined in our Constitution, in our body of law, in our democratic practices, in our belief in free speech and equality, that, though imperfect, are exceptional.
Now, the fact that I am very proud of my country and I think that we’ve got a whole lot to offer the world does not lessen my interest in recognizing the value and wonderful qualities of other countries, or recognizing that we’re not always going to be right, or that other people may have good ideas, or that in order for us to work collectively, all parties have to compromise and that includes us.
And so I see no contradiction between believing that America has a continued extraordinary role in leading the world towards peace and prosperity and recognizing that that leadership is incumbent, depends on, our ability to create partnerships because we create partnerships because we can’t solve these problems alone”.

Whats wrong with just loving and finding America as the best.  Why does the President of the United States feel the need to remind us that the Greeks see them selves as exceptional?  Could it be our debt is now approaching their problems.  The Brits abdicated that position with they ran to us for help in World War II. This does not diminish their position in the world, belief in themselves or reduce British Pride.  It just set a time when they were not capable of taking care of themselves.
Lets hope President Obama policies don’t put us in the same position.

If you can think of anything you feel makes American’s Exceptional please post them here.

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