"American Exceptionalism is not a fad or merely a concept relegated to the dictionary. It is a remedy for a culture seeming to have lost its esteem, pride, dignity, self respect and is in the deep throws of an identity crisis on the world stage. If we do not define ourselves, the world will do it for us and I don’t think the definition will be one that we would agree with. Let’s look to define what it is and actually try to live up to what we see America to be. American Exceptionalism is not just a concept . . . it’s a way of life." ~ Benjamin Smith
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