American Exceptionalism and the Left

by Jeff Swanson

American Flags, Lubbock, Texas, TX

The left doesn’t like American exceptionalism. Whatever it is about that idea, the left ain’t buyin’ what the rest of us are sellin’.

In 2009, President Obama spoke about his belief in American exceptionalism, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism…”.

As far as logical fallacies go, this one is falsely analogous in that comparing these countries is not equal nor like one another. The President simply does not believe in American exceptionalism but saying so would a bad thing.

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Gingrich to Morgan: Isn’t Your Real View That You Would Ban Pistols?

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The Audacity of Nope | The Weekly Standard

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The Audacity of Nope | The Weekly Standard
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President Obama has gone on the offensive at the beginning of his second term, and Republicans aren’t happy campers. Of course, every Republican camp is unhappy in its own way.

There are the lamenters. Shouldn’t Obama have been less partisan in his Inaugural Address? Who gave liberals the right to launch ideological offensives? Doesn’t Obama know this is a center-right country? Didn’t he learn any lessons from Bill Clinton? Beneath these rhetorical questions, of course, lurks the fear that Obama will succeed. Continue Reading →

Why It Matters Secretary Clinton

by Jeff Swanson

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“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again Senator.” Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton.

This is the kind of story told by many whose intent is to obfuscate on the err of their ways. To move the attention from what was done wrong in hopes that the conversation will skim past the glaring failure. Continue reading

Rand Paul to Hillary Clinton: YOU Are to Blame for Benghazi

How to set your tap water — and pants — on fire | WashingtonExaminer.com

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How to set your tap water — and pants — on fire | WashingtonExaminer.com
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There is a scene toward the end of Josh Fox’s cult-hit documentary “Gasland” in which liberal New York state legislators and environmental activists hold a press conference on fracking and drinking water safety. Fox was the only person to show up. No other reporter appeared. Continue reading →

Unintended Consequences of a Victim Society

by Jeff Swanson

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Current day America is no longer a nation of self reliance but a nation of victims. No matter your background, there is a smorgasbord of ills from which to choose. If you seek pity or martyrdom, there’s a disorder for you. Real or imagined.

We’ve done little more than revert to our inner child in hopes of no longer being responsible for our very own existence. What we haven’t much done; consider the societal consequences of victimhood.

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