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Friday, September 13, 2013

 
American Exceptionalism Explained

By Rush Limbaugh:

American exceptionalism...does not mean that we're better people.  And it does not mean that we're special, more qualified, smarter, any of that, than anybody else in the world.

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So what is it?  Well, if you know the history of the world... Read your Bible, read whatever historical account of humanity you hold dear, and what you'll read about is human tyranny.  You'll read of bondage. You'll read of slavery.  The vast majority of the people, the vast majority of the human beings who have lived and breathed and walked this planet have lived under the tyranny of despots, the vast majority.

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The US is the first time in the history of the world where a government was organized with a Constitution laying out the rules, that the individual was supreme and dominant, and that is what led to the US becoming the greatest country ever because it unleashed people to be the best they could be. Nothing like it had ever happened.  That's American exceptionalism.


Senator Marco Rubio touches on what American exceptionalism means to the rest of the world: "History teaches us that a strong and engaged America is a source of good in the world. No nation has liberated more people or done more to raise living standards around the world through trade and charity than the United States. We remain a beacon of hope for people around the world."

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