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    What American Exceptionalism Actually Means

    We live in the greatest Nation ever to have existed...the US Contitution one of the greatest documents ever written.....

    But Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — whose job is to protect the U.S. Constitution — doesn’t seem to think so. Ginsburg got in some hot water recently for telling Egypt’s TV station Al-Hayat that the Egyptian people, who are in the process of creating a new society,should not model their constitution on the American Constitution. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution,” Ginsburg said, “if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.” She continued: “I might look at the constitution of South Africa,” and other more “recent” documents, like Canada’s constitution.

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    Uh huh...and her SOLE job is to judge Constitutionality.......she is unfit to serve.

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    makes sense to me. the constitution works well for us (on the rare occasions that we adhere to it); that doesn't mean it's a one-size-fits-all solution for every country looking to be free.

    i don't believe in american exceptionalism anyway. all nations think they're exceptional. america has been blessed with a temperate climate, a wealth of natural resources, and a vast ocean protecting us on both sides. but the idea that americans are some sort of superior race in some way is a fairy tale peddled to the ignorant nativists. you see the same thing in other nations. hell, we were founded by religious puritans who got kicked out of england because the english couldn't stand them anymore!

    now we were the reigning power from the end of world war ii until just recently. that also was a happy accident: all the other would-be world powers had been bombed into oblivion. but some pinheads, mostly on the right, got it in their head that jesus was an american and all that crap. it's dangerous to keep humoring people who harbor such childish and arrogant fantasies as american exceptionalism. we're a nation, better in some ways and worse in some ways than others. if we really were the best nation on earth, we'd have a health care system that worked. we wouldn't attack countries militarily without provocation and occupy them for years and years. we wouldn't rate near the bottom of the industrialized nations in just about every quality-of-life metric.

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    Nobody is talking about a superior race....and the Puritans left because the wanted Religious Freedom, not the the official church of England.

    I do give you credit though, you hit about every talking point you could think of.

    My point stands though...she isn't fit to do the job she is doing.



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    makes sense to me. the constitution works well for us (on the rare occasions that we adhere to it); that doesn't mean it's a one-size-fits-all solution for every country looking to be free.

    i don't believe in american exceptionalism anyway. all nations think they're exceptional. america has been blessed with a temperate climate, a wealth of natural resources, and a vast ocean protecting us on both sides. but the idea that americans are some sort of superior race in some way is a fairy tale peddled to the ignorant nativists. you see the same thing in other nations. hell, we were founded by religious puritans who got kicked out of england because the english couldn't stand them anymore!

    now we were the reigning power from the end of world war ii until just recently. that also was a happy accident: all the other would-be world powers had been bombed into oblivion. but some pinheads, mostly on the right, got it in their head that jesus was an american and all that crap. it's dangerous to keep humoring people who harbor such childish and arrogant fantasies as american exceptionalism. we're a nation, better in some ways and worse in some ways than others. if we really were the best nation on earth, we'd have a health care system that worked. we wouldn't attack countries militarily without provocation and occupy them for years and years. we wouldn't rate near the bottom of the industrialized nations in just about every quality-of-life metric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roo View Post
    Nobody is talking about a superior race....and the Puritans left because the wanted Religious Freedom, not the the official church of England.

    I do give you credit though, you hit about every talking point you could think of.

    My point stands though...she isn't fit to do the job she is doing.
    and i presume you think clarence thomas IS? dude never even talks. the greatest nation on earth would not have a douchebag like that on the supreme court.

    if the theory that americans are inherently superior isn't at least quasi-racial, what do you attribute our superior qualities to? were we all collectively bitten by a radioactive spider and given super powers?

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    I think you might want to reread the article....it doesn't say that Americans are superior...thats what you see because of your political slant...it says America is exceptional..and it is..there has never been a greater nation in history taken as a whole.

    Seriosly..remove your hatred and read it for what it says...and again Ginsberg's comments disqualify her...if you'd like to start a thread about mr. Thomas go ahead...but he isn't mentioned here..well except by you for equivocational purposes.

    Quote Originally Posted by highway234 View Post
    and i presume you think clarence thomas IS? dude never even talks. the greatest nation on earth would not have a douchebag like that on the supreme court.

    if the theory that americans are inherently superior isn't at least quasi-racial, what do you attribute our superior qualities to? were we all collectively bitten by a radioactive spider and given super powers?

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    hatred? to what hatred are you referring, Roo? anyway, if the concept is that america is exceptional but americans are NOT exceptional, the concept is even more vague and nonsensical than i thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roo View Post
    there has never been a greater nation in history taken as a whole.


    Based on what metrics, mmm?

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    Really?

    You are mixing terms here....you saying that if one believes the US to exceptional that then states that Americans are superior....logic renders that argument meaningless....you have a hatred of certain aspects of America...it shows in your posts....now.....you are making a racist argument out an entirely raceless article and point...YOU injected race by a flawed extraolation and a lack of comprehension about what you read...unless of course you didn't actually read it..

    Quote Originally Posted by highway234 View Post
    hatred? to what hatred are you referring, Roo? anyway, if the concept is that america is exceptional but americans are NOT exceptional, the concept is even more vague and nonsensical than i thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roo View Post
    Nobody is talking about a superior race....and the Puritans left because the wanted Religious Freedom, not the the official church of England.

    I do give you credit though, you hit about every talking point you could think of.

    My point stands though...she isn't fit to do the job she is doing.
    You have not show us why you believe that she isn't. That sir is pretty unexceptional !!!

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    No nation has ever been more free...nor involved in the freedom of more people worldwide in history...now you folks will jump in with all of Anerica's faults..and she has many...but on the whole the United States stands alone in it's greatness.

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    Based on what metrics, mmm?

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