Late last night the New York Times released the latest assault on American exceptionalism: Vladamir Putin’s Op Ed. Comment here and follow along over at The Victoria Taft Show facebook page here. As David Burge put it:
Putin now just basically doing donuts in Obama’s front yard http://t.co/YuN2SdfMkd
My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
Unfortunately, too many Americans will not know he’s wrong.