Friday, March 19, 2010

American Exceptionalism

A term we've heard a lot lately with the Texas textbook showdown.

I remember after 9/11 thinking that as horrific as the day was...that it had probably ended racism. I thought Americanism would prevail. That we'd band together and hate them more than we hated each other. Like they did the Japanese and the Germans in early 40's. I thought we were going to embrace jingoism and WIN.

But, I don't need to tell you that didn't happen. In fact, quite the opposite. The Left would embrace terrorists into their ranks before they would someone from the right. And in the aftermath of 9/11 we've been pressured to become 'world citizens.'

SO, since we're supposed to learn from history...I'm wondering why it's the greatest generation that seems to have raised the worst generation. Why do the children of the greatest generation want to dismantle all that their parents fought for and loved?

If American exceptionalism had prevailed after 9/11 and America truly was 50 States UNITED against those that would do her harm...the horror would have served a noble purpose. Instead, it remains a senseless travesty...

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