View Poll Results: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

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  • Im not American, yes.

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    8 11.59%
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do we also not have "freedom of approved speech"? Such as an example would be cant yell fire in a crowded room?
    No. That is limitation based on you actually impinging on others' rights to life. The right not to be deprived of life is a negative right - it's something others can't take from you. The right not to be offended is a positive right - it is to say that whatever you find offensive, everyone else has the obligation to change their behavior around, even if they are incapable of predicting it.

    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?
    Uh. Yes..

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    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.
    That is sort of incorrect and sort of correct. China has a corporatist economy, marked by "free-er" markets than what she had previously.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Love and worship are different things.
    Okay, why would you love something just because your mother happened to drop you here? Is that rational?
    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 Andalublue View Post
    What's a bad thing? Objectivity or nationalism? I'm quite keen on the former, if you can manage it.
    I am too but there are a lot of people who happen to like the latter for some bizarre reason. According to some, their country can do no wrong, just because it's their country.
    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
    That is sort of incorrect and sort of correct. China has a corporatist economy, marked by "free-er" markets than what she had previously.

    We aren't talking about historical nostalgia WW2 fanaticism here.

    China is not Communist today. It is member of the global marketplace just as much as the U.S.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    That is sort of incorrect and sort of correct. China has a corporatist economy, marked by "free-er" markets than what she had previously.
    And they keep getting "free-er" while we are going the other direction. Imagine that.
    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?

    Of course I am an exception. Every day I drive on the freeway, I drive faster than the speed limit.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Well said, sir! Remember Kipling's "White Man's Burden"? If one takes it in the context of the time (by which I mean one should ignore the racist language), one can see that Kipling was being a 'sunset poet' for England, that it was his way of "passing the torch" from England to America when it came to world leadership. For the past few years, I've come to think that maybe it's time that we here in America find a 'sunset poet' of our own (and I've hubris enough to submit my own entry for the title). We were on top for almost a century, but because we had the best of everything, we sat on our laurels and have allowed other nations to pass us up when it comes to standards of living and education, all the while never dreaming that we could ever be surpassed. What's more, we don't realize that when it comes to world leadership, we have not even come close to the centuries of influence that England (and Rome before her) held - we are too blinded by our own national hubris.

    Who will next assume the mantle of world leadership? China might - they're very smart and they've got more political will than we do - but I suspect that they've got a great deal of internal problems that they've got to address first. My money is on the EEC instead.
    I am in awe of your poem. It was truly and entirely brilliant. I have only good things to say about it.

    If I may -- how long did it take you to write that?

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No they should not. They should strive to make it better. But to believe their "nation is the best" is simply idiotic, and leads to stopping progress.
    Most modern socialists disdain nationalism. Workers of the world unite, and ****.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Why do so many people confuse "exceptional" with "best" and a sense of exclusivity?
    They are unfamiliar with the term, and didn't read the OP where the definition was given.

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