Down on Main Street: Searching for American Exceptionalism by Ed Mattson

By Ed Mattson

because the Presidential election of 2008, there was a development of liberal-progressive americans to distance themselves from every little thing that has made the United States the main winning scan in govt the realm has ever recognized, and actually to even query what conservative americans name "American Exceptionalism". From President Obama himself, who spent the early months of his presidency traveling the globe apologizing for almost three centuries of the US being the beacon of freedom, liberty, and loose marketplace capitalism that has enabled the USA to steer the area in monetary improvement by no means ahead of noticeable in history.

Over the final 5 and a part years President Obama's promise to "fundamentally switch the United States" has brought a normal lack of $5000 in family members wealth and the top distress index because the presidency of Jimmy Carter. It has additionally introduced with it the biggest variety of american citizens who're not able to discover significant employment because the nice melancholy; the top variety of americans looking executive suggestions; an excellent federal debt of $18 trillion so as to $26 trillion via 2022; a bloated and out-of-control federal paperwork; scandals in approximately each division of presidency; and an international close to chaos as a result of tyranny and terrorism.

Down on major highway trying to find American Exceptionalism files the occasions and those who made the USA the phenomenal nation that it's been and questions why liberal progressives, so much of whom stay life much better than most folks of the area, gain financially past their skill-sets, and feature entry to food/luxury that's the envy of different nations, would wish to rip down the very loose industry capitalistic procedure that has confirmed to be the one procedure that has ever lifted entire countries out of poverty, in desire of financial ideologies that experience by no means been confirmed to paintings, insure in simple terms equivalent distress and mediocrity for its electorate, and will simply be held jointly on the element of a gun.

About the Author

My enterprise card reads, "100% Rotarian Volunteer". because the demise of my first spouse, i've got devoted my time in provider to others, having participated in just about 100 humanitarian provider initiatives, either within the usa and out of the country. As a undertaking improvement Director of the nationwide safeguard Bureau of overseas Affairs -- kingdom Partnership application and with the help of varied Rotary golf equipment, i've got traveled generally in assisting others much less lucky than these folks who dwell in America.

Down on major road . . . looking for American Exceptionalism, which follows my first booklet, Say NO to the Undertaker . . . profitable Your conflict with melanoma (2006), is added from a potential of viewing the area in all likelihood a ways assorted than many of us who reside right here and should take our freedoms with no consideration. for 2 hundred, twenty-seven years, due to the fact these 39 Founding Fathers ratified the U.S. structure, our nation has been capable of safeguard the best scan in govt ever anticipated. It hasn't been a simple trip for the voters to bear.

2.7 million Patriots were casualties over the many years to guard and shield the main envied truths we carry to be self-evident, that each one males are created equivalent, that they're endowed via their writer with sure unalienable rights that between those are lifestyles, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In that exercise our grandparents, mom and dad, and plenty of unheard of american citizens have equipped the best monetary powerhouse the realm has ever recognized, which we've gladly shared with the remainder of the world...but most significantly, it's been the blood of our early life which has allowed the area again and again to overcome tyranny.

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