View Poll Results: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

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  • Im a left leaning American, yes.

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  • Im not American, yes.

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

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Not at all
    "...it is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists,"

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Why don't we ask old Teddy what he thinks?

    "I would think no more of a man who does not love his own country more than any other country than of a man who does not love his own wife or mother more than the wives and mothers of any other man. A strong and sane nationalism is the only possible basis for internationalism." - Theodore Roosevelt

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It only is if we make it that way. That is an enduring process, not a default status. Being exceptional is not something one can rest on their laurels about. It must be striven for every day. There are people who still think we're superior because of World War II. Those people are idiots and are bringing the country down. Being exceptional today does not make us exceptional tomorrow. We must earn that every day. I think that we can, because our ideals are exceptional, but we fail to live up to them far too often.
    Agreed that resting on ones laurels is not enough, and we should constantly strive to improve. But to this point, the US has and is absolutely exceptional.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Why don't we ask good old Teddy what he thinks?

    "I would think no more of a man who does not love his own country more than any other country than of a man who does not love his own wife or mother more than the wives and mothers of any other man. A strong and sane nationalism is the only possible basis for internationalism." - Theodore Roosevelt
    A stark contrast to our current POTUS.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Why don't we ask old Teddy what he thinks?

    "I would think no more of a man who does not love his own country more than any other country than of a man who does not love his own wife or mother more than the wives and mothers of any other man. A strong and sane nationalism is the only possible basis for internationalism." - Theodore Roosevelt
    Nationalism & patriotism are different than exceptionalism though, man.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Not at all
    Thank you. Care to elaborate?

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    A stark contrast to our current POTUS.
    The man does have a talent for saying a whole lot of nothing in oh so many words. I'll give him that much.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Nationalism & patriotism are different than exceptionalism though, man.
    This is true. My father came here from Greece where there is plenty of both, but I'd hardly call them exceptional. Their cultural and philosophic views forever changed the world, and during the golden age they indeed were exceptional, but not across the board and certainly not recently.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The man does have a talent for saying a whole lot of nothing in oh so many words. I'll give him that much.
    Its only recently that my liberal friends appear to notice this. Lots of words but he isn't saying anything.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    When I think of something being exceptional I have trouble thinking the US or for that manner any country qualifies. The US today strives to have a social policy like Europe and a military policy like Ancient Rome. Neither of which I find exceptional or desirable.

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