We actually ask the candidates: “Do you believe that America is “exceptional?” Does Obama, like the foreign devil, not believe that America is “exceptional?" Do you?
Finally, someone speaks up. Pat Buchanan on “The McLaughlin Group” said other countries are “sick of hearing Americans” calling themselves exceptional. And so are Bill and Ted.
Jeff Poor reports on The Daily Caller that Buchanan said: “From the hysterical reaction in this city [Washington, D.C.] to Putin’s op-ed piece, he put this one right down the smokestack. What he did is he keyed off what Obama said on exceptionalism and he countered it with an argument which people all over the world believe. They are sick of hearing Americans talk about ‘we are the indispensable nation,’ as Madeline Albright said. ‘We see further than ours, that’s why we can use force.’ ‘We are the sheriff of the world, we are first, we are leaders.’ He’s not only appealing to the people of the world, he is appealing to that half of the United States to whom Barack Obama himself was appealing. So, I think he hit home.”
“Exceptionalism” is a call to circle the wagons for a threatened and insecure political entity. It is merely provincialism, an archaic remnant of worn through traditions and ideologies, parties and political generations which are descending quickly now to monarchist tendency. But in the last 10 years it has perhaps sponsored the rise of libertarianism and guiding lights today like Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah). Libertarians bring a threat and a challenge as they call forth today Jefferson and potentially Ralph Waldo Emerson, the best lights in our history in North and South.
We libertarians are not exceptional. We are like you. We are equal.