I think Michelle Obama is a member of the DP community.
I noticed one vote for < Im a left leaning American, no. >
I wonder if Barack will be voting ?
No poll option for me. I am an American, yet neither left or right.
Anyway, yes I do believe in American exceptionalism, and it has a lot to do with why we are where we are in the world, though I think we have been losing our sense of purpose slowly but surely for several decades now. The gap is closing, which means we are regressing, and personally I blame our own over-regulation. One of the reasons we did excel is that people were left alone so they could excel, and now we keep putting roadblocks and arbitrary and artificial limits on what people can do, and it's not serving us well at all.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
I would like to vote right leaning yes, but there no longer is American exceptionalism. Liberalism has pretty much destroyed everything that makes America great, with politically correct policies.
If I don't respond to you, maybe I'm tired of nonsense. I don't need the last word like some of you do.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
Right now, I don't think we are better. But if we lived up to our ideals, we would be.
Lastly, being more powerful militarily does not and will not ever make a national exceptional. It is the nation that avoids war, not that wins it, that is exceptional.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway