Saturday, September 14, 2013

American Exceptionalism

Peggy Noonan:
[America is exceptional because it].. is a nation formed not by brute, grunting tribes come together over the fire to consolidate their power and expand their land base, but by people who came from many places. They coalesced around not blood lines but ideals, and they defined, delineated and won their political rights in accordance with ground-breaking Western and Enlightenment thought. That was something new in history, and quite exceptional. We fought a war to win our freedom, won it against the early odds, understood we owed much to God, and moved forward as a people attempting to be worthy of what he'd given us. We had been obliged, and had obligations

1 comment:

The Ancient said...

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(Cough.)

 
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