View Poll Results: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

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  • Im a right leaning American, yes.

    26 37.68%
  • Im a left leaning American, yes.

    9 13.04%
  • Im not American, yes.

    1 1.45%
  • Im a right leaning American, no.

    8 11.59%
  • Im a left leaning American, no.

    18 26.09%
  • Im not American, no.

    7 10.14%
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Everyone should believe their nation is the best.
    Why? Shouldn't people try to be objective?
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why? Shouldn't people try to be objective?
    Objectivity is the antithesis of nationalism.
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Objectivity is the antithesis of nationalism.
    You say that like it's a bad thing.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So they fall short, I am supposed to feel bad for them or love my country less?
    You can love your country. But to think its some sort of exceptional country is idiotic.


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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So they fall short, I am supposed to feel bad for them or love my country less?
    Why would you love your country, just because it's your country? You worship something because of an accident of birth? Really?
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Sort of. For example, plenty of other countries respect that right almost as much as we do, but not if you offend anyone, or not if you offend certain groups. Then you're breaking the law . That's not freedom of speech, that's the freedom within approved speech.
    Do we also not have "freedom of approved speech"? Such as an example would be cant yell fire in a crowded room?
    Here is a great documentary that goes into this sort of subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLj-GX59OEM


    Really. Which other ones have that as a founding ideal? 'Cause it's not any of the Anglosphere that I am aware of.
    North Vietnam did... But it wasnt much upheld tho. But so what if our wording of our founding documents are different. Does that change something?


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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why would you love your country, just because it's your country? You worship something because of an accident of birth? Really?
    Love and worship are different things.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    You can love your country. But to think its some sort of exceptional country is idiotic.
    Do you live here?

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You say that like it's a bad thing.
    What's a bad thing? Objectivity or nationalism? I'm quite keen on the former, if you can manage it.
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Right.
    It's not.

    It's a market economy protected by a military. China is not communist. The fact that you think it is demonstrates a lack of education.

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