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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Words: The Aspirations of a Great Nation or the Failure of an Empire

by Jeff Swanson

Words are the tools by which a great leader can move a nation, a people or an idea. The power of words, even a single word, can be both the inspiration for greatness or the accelerant of our greatest evils.  Words can be the intoxication of wonderment and the damning of our worst impulse.

Yet the value of a word in these modern days is the currency of paupers. Continue reading