Monday, June 11, 2012
On his show today, Neil Cavuto went on a tear about the idea of American exceptionalism; taking apart Bill Maher's insidious comments.
Having met Neil Cavuto and appearing on the air with him, I can tell you that he's an intelligent guy and gets it. This editorial is proof. He sums up clearly and concisely how the United States is exceptional because it is the one that immigrants started and the one that people of all races and creeds try will break the law, risk shark infested waters and persecution at home, to get here and have a chance at and hope for a greater success than they might have achieved in their homeland.
Building on Cavuto's thoughts, the United States is the only country in the world that did not start wars with the aims of conquering people and growing the United States; adding to its exceptionalism. Instead, the United States fought to defend freedom abroad and defeat those who opposed it. The isms of the world such as Naziism, Fascism and Totalitarianism stand on the ash-heap of history, thanks to the exceptionalism of this country and her military. We did not conquer the people we freed, we gave them their land back and the only land we required was enough to bury our soliders, as Reagan described in his D-Day speech. This exceptional nature of the military continued today, freeing the Afghans and Iraqis from governments that did not provide their people with freedom, while at the same time, taking the fight abroad so as to not allow another September 11 to take place on American shores.
From Bill Maher to Barack Obama, it troubles me when I hear influential Americans who do not believe in American Exceptionalism. Americans should be proud of who they are, what their country stands for and should remember it's the idea of exceptionalism that allows them to think their country is not exceptional.
May God forever Bless the USA, all who protect her and all who believe in her!