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Are We Still an Exceptional Country? Nope. And We Don't Want To Be.

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posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:19 AM
Other democracies in crisis have faced the same dilemma: Continue on a path of bigger government and smaller liberties to propogate equality,

or trust individual freedom to restore prosperity to all.

After yesterday’s defeat for the Republican Party, it seems we may not be exceptional after all. Like other nations, we have reacted to economic and fiscal crisis by demanding more government--and, when that government creates new crises, demanding more of it.

How perfectly said!

"We have collectively chosen the well-trodden path to serfdom."


Much will be said in the coming days about the nation’s changing demographics, and how Republicans can only save themselves by reaching out to Hispanic voters, to women, and so forth. If that means adopting statist policies, or abandoning the rule of law on immigration, the party is truly finished, as is meaningful opposition in America.

The common faith in liberty that enabled the election of a Ronald Reagan thirty years ago is now a minority creed, one perspective among many. Our new rulers have been taught to consider America exceptional only in the material wealth it has built up over centuries, which they see as a moral burden and take for granted at the same time. Republicans cannot reverse that dangerous cultural current in one election, or several.

This is the most brilliant article I have read all morning. Full of truth. Full of reality.

posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:27 AM

Are We Still an Exceptional Country?

Economically, we're a second world country. And as far as military goes, we're the sself-absorbed bully that everyone uses to pick on everyone else.

If we're exceptional, Iraq is acceptable.

posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:30 AM
We aren't exceptional because of decades of corporate raiding and out sourcing.

Decades of war mongering

Decades of neglecting the educational system

Decades of infrastructure neglect

Decades of the Federal Reserve.

edit on 7-11-2012 by Trustfund because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:30 AM
I think GOP supporters need to take a minute and take a deep breath.

The country is not coming to an end, Obama has improved the economy in the past 4 years. Romney admits that, the GOP admits that, their only complaint is that he hasn't done it fast enough.

America is going to be just fine, but I am honestly concerned about you and other GOP supporters that are over-reacting with over the top rhetoric like Trump calling for a revolution or people saying the country is done for.

Don't let politics effect your mental health like this, it's all going to be ok.

posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:34 AM
reply to post by MRuss

Can I be honest here?

What kind of crap is this? The election doesn't go the way the Republicans wanted, and now we have to listen to the extreme right make excuses and tell me, and everyone else, that since we didn't vote for their guy that we are not exceptional....and we don't want to be?

Even worse, you refuse to see the writing on the wall when it comes to minorities and women?

This is EXACTLY why they lost! They refuse to listen to the American people, only pushing the agenda they want to force on us and then call us unexceptional when we don't buy your tainted goods!

Well Breitbart is right, the GOP is pretty much done.....but it's not because the evil socialists are taking over, it's because the GOP is stuck in "Leave it to Beaver" while the rest of us are reality.

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