Barack Obama does not have the first clue, nor any understanding of American Exceptionalism and what it means.
“I believe in American Exceptionalism just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British Exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek Exceptionalism.” – Barack Obama
What Obama’s small minded political ideology does not recognize is that American Exceptionalism is not a boast of national pride. No other country in the world sees itself as exceptional the way America does. What makes America exceptional is not a national border, nor is it American culture.
What makes America exceptional is that, for the first time in human history a people’s established a government based on serving the people rather than ruling the people, and that country became the richest, most powerful nation in the world. But Barack Obama and his leftist buddies all see American wealth and power and Christian founding as evil, that Americans steal wealth from the world’s poor by harvesting resources from other countries and monopolizing the world’s energy and wealth. None of them see how the rest of the world has profited from America because America does not steal resources, but pays for every ounce of them, and the world’s economy has grown along with the American economy.
In response to the nation’s objection to going to war against Syria, Obama tried to claim the moral authority to be the world’s police;
“America is not the world’s policeman. Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act. That’s what makes America different. That’s what makes us exceptional.”
Obama’s complete intellectual vacuum regarding what makes America exceptional is lost on liberals and totally transparent to conservatives. His logic of attacking Syria to “teach them a lesson” that chemical weapon use is frowned upon is no different than his anti-gun legislation. Barry’s attempts to pluck people’s heart strings in place of intelligent decision making is a sour note when he says we must sacrifice many to “save just one child.”
Last week, Russian President Putin wrote in an op-ed in the New York Time;
“It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”
Why are Americans listening to an atheist tell them about God creating us equal? Obama has surrendered America’s moral authority to Putin and Putin mocks him. Obama’s radical extremism in dealing with any country, or anyone who opposes his anti-American agenda has put him in the position of being the dupe of Putin’s superior diplomatic maneuvering. Obama has made America small in his efforts to destroy American Exceptionalism.