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 US Conservative View Post
    As Ive already stated, exceptional does not imply superiority. Thats a value judgement YOU are ignorantly making. Id suggest that reading for context isn't a bad thing, while arguing from ignorance is.
    Far too many people use American exceptionalism as a nicer way of saying American superiority. I frankly don't much care what you "already stated." You're not the only person in the thread.
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Your poll gives option to answer either right leaning or left leaning, yes or no. Why not have a yes or no option for the people who can stand upright and don't have to lean?

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    So what country would some of you rather live in besides America? Do you take into consideration their laws and/or lack of constitutional rights for individuals?

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    So what country would some of you rather live in besides America? Do you take into consideration their laws and/or lack of constitutional rights for individuals?
    I wouldn't, but if I had to leave for whatever reason, I'd probably pick Canada, the UK, Ireland or Australia.
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I wouldn't, but if I had to leave for whatever reason, I'd probably pick Canada, the UK, Ireland or Australia.
    Well if the United States is your number 1 choice, then you must think it is at LEAST more exceptional than other countries. Of course, we aren't perfect, but name a country that is! There are many times when I am grateful that I was born here and not in another country.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Slow down. Im not debating the value of scientific polls. Im saying thats not the burden of a politics forum.


    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Oh of course not, because to most of today's conservatives, facts are MEANINGLESS.
    Why? Because to many of today's hardcore conservatives, belief trumps fact and science is all "lies from the Pit of Hell".



    So that's a really excellent poll question which actually deserves its own thread.
    Is there a factual burden that should be respected on a political discussion board?
    Is scientific fact worthwhile when discussing political issues?

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Far too many people use American exceptionalism as a nicer way of saying American superiority. I frankly don't much care what you "already stated." You're not the only person in the thread.
    In other words, you wish to argue from ignorance. I guess thats one way to go.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Your poll gives option to answer either right leaning or left leaning, yes or no. Why not have a yes or no option for the people who can stand upright and don't have to lean?
    Already covered twice in this thread. Thanks for reading before you post.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    In other words, you wish to argue from ignorance. I guess thats one way to go.
    You're a real sweetheart.

    It's "ignorant" to claim that people often conflate "American exceptionalism" with American superiority? Okay, pal.
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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I wouldn't, but if I had to leave for whatever reason, I'd probably pick Canada, the UK, Ireland or Australia.
    You might feel more at home in North Korea.

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