Monday, March 08, 2010

America: Too 'Exceptional' to Fail, or Not?

There's an interesting thread over at The Corner on National Review Online, which I will distill down to this:

America is so "exceptional" that it can weather even the Perfect Socialist Storm: Yes or No?

Exceptional means that the Creator has set aside certain historical realities for the United States because it was founded on godly principles.

I'm a big believer in American exceptionalism, but I also believe that "thou shall not put the Lord thy God to the rest" and that's pretty much what we've spent the last fifty years trying to do. But not every conservative agrees, and thus we have the interesting argument.

(Whether we have time for this argument as the Progressives gear up for the final push toward Government Medicine is another question altogether!)

Anyhoo, I would encourage you to wander over and catch some of it. Since I happen to agree with him, I especially recommend THIS POST by Mark Steyn, the Canadian who seems to value the traditional United States virtues much more than most of our citizens do.

His money quote: "I think U.S. conservatives are too complacent about — the impact of Big Government on free peoples." He goes on to explain why.



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