View Poll Results: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

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  • Im not American, yes.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedemsocialist View Post
    So being the policemen of the world make us exceptional? Having a huge military and being the world militaristic force makes us exceptional? Going on bombing campaigns makes us exceptional? Having a military industrial complex which partially dominates our politics and our economy makes us exceptional?
    yes.......

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    I hate the idea of American exceptionalism as a reason why we have the right or obligation to get ourselves entangled in other nation's affairs or impose our will, our way of life, our economic institutions or systems, or "our" corporate interests on other nations. We do not have that right. It is merely nationalistic arrogance. We should lead by example, not by force.

    The USA's history and culture are unique (although Canadia is pretty close), but the same is true of every nation. The best thing about the USA is that we have mostly maintained the Bill of Rights and a relatively (representational) democratic government, but several other countries have the equivalent of that now also.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Like which one?
    "Obama is still a Muslim president from Kenya."


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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    yes.......
    How does being an empire make our country exceptional? Many empires have come and gone... Hell most Americans dont even want our military presence and how much we spend on military. So apparently most Americans dont like something, that in your opinion, makes us "exceptional"


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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    How does being an empire make our country exceptional? Many empires have come and gone... Hell most Americans dont even want our military presence and how much we spend on military. So apparently most Americans dont like something, that in your opinion, makes us "exceptional"

    we are the worlds police for democracy and for world order.. period

    with that comes ultimate responsiblity and hence makes us exceptional..period.

    granted Obama sees it your way..I do not

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    we are the worlds police for democracy and for world order.. period
    "Democracy" and "world order".. yeaa tell that to many of the democracies we overthrew and the countries/regions we have destabilized.

    with that comes ultimate responsiblity and hence makes us exceptional..period.
    You see the thing is many countries have claimed the same thing in history, and many of these countries stepped down from the table. So therefore doesnt make us "unusual" (exceptional)...


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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    "Democracy" and "world order".. yeaa tell that to many of the democracies we overthrew and the countries/regions we have destabilized.


    You see the thing is many countries have claimed the same thing in history, and many of these countries stepped down from the table. So therefore doesnt make us "unusual" (exceptional)...


    They do not have the capacity or ethics to do what we do for the world.. well at least Pre Obama we did..

    as far as your "complaints"... like I said.. I dont beleive it was Nigeria that stopped Hitler.. etc..

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    They do not have the capacity or ethics to do what we do for the world.. well at least Pre Obama we did..
    1.)I was talking about historically
    2.)We still do. No matter how much you hate Obama we still have a unbelievably inflated military.


    as far as your "complaints"... like I said.. I dont beleive it was Nigeria that stopped Hitler.. etc..


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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    I'm not sure about any jingoism associated with the question, but according to the definition: "unusual; not typical," I guess I'd go with yes.

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    Re: Do you believe in American Exceptionalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    1.)I was talking about historically
    2.)We still do. No matter how much you hate Obama we still have a unbelievably inflated military.




    to be honest I dont give your posts much credence..

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