View Poll Results: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

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Thread: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    Where we concede that any large group of people, sufficiently motivated, can achieve broad cultural exceptionality, what does a national perspective mean, unless to imply that certain nations have a monopoly on ability?
    The problem is finding "any large group of people" to do that. I'd argue that those who exhibit such traits could be considered Americans living abroad.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Anyone who has traveled at all outside of the United States would know that many countries enjoy greater freedoms than the US does today. There was a time of US Exceptionism....and we are still a great country....its just that we aren't the only great country out there....and many are passing us every day.
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    He contradicted himself in this speech as opposed to countless other speeches he has made. Check out the speech he made upon the passage of the ACA. Then watch Boehner's speech the same night. Both Obama and Boehner accepted American Exceptionalism, but came with differing opinions as to whether or not the ACA fulfilled that or not.

    Should you request it, I could try to find them both again. I used to have them on stand-by to discuss American exceptionalism in classes.
    Ive seen him say what you state. He did the other day in his West Point address. But here he is, in europe saying the opposite.

    Have we dropped the bar so low that we now must count the number of contradictory claims our President makes and pick whichever was made the most?

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    You asked. I was courteous and answered. There a problem with that?
    Just the whole crying because every possible political lean HAS TO BE mentioned in a straightforward general poll. I would have picked an answer, or move on, but to each his own.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That's the problem in this world. Everyone thinks that they are the exception and they try to impose their exceptionalism on others. It's a very dangerous concept.
    Thats human nature but with nations we can at least compare objective criteria.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    So, if our "exceptionalism" can be dismantled in six short years, by a goofball, maybe we weren't all that exceptional.
    **** happens...and sometimes an idiot in charge can sink the Titanic.
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Just the whole crying because every possible political lean HAS TO BE mentioned in a straightforward general poll. I would have picked an answer, or move on, but to each his own.
    You don't want an answer or comment, don't ask a question. You get what ya get. Whether you like it or not.

    You didn't have a answer that fit me or several people. There's always the answer OTHER, that way you don't have to read to my "crying" as you put it. Other is a good catch all.
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I didn't say there's anything wrong with being proud of achievements or even mentioning it. But the word "exceptionalism" sounds like we're saying, "everyone else stinks in comparison." We may have set enviable standards, but plenty of other nations have definitely added some cultural benefits to the world.

    Being born an American doesn't automatically make anyone great. I think we have to continually work hard at being the country that believes in people.
    The definition of exceptionalism was defined immediately in the first post. One wonders if you bothered to read it.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    You don't want an answer or comment, don't ask a question. You get what ya get. Whether you like it or not.

    You didn't have a answer that fit me or several people. There's always the answer OTHER, that way you don't have to read to my "crying" as you put it. Other is a good catch all.
    Other is amorphous, and the reason I made the poll was amongst other things to compare views and their association with political lean. Picking "other" would have been equivocal and therefore unhelpful.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Hell no. What makes us so much "exceptional than other countries"?
    Ill let one of the greatest current TV shows to explain the rest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q49NOyJ8fNA
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