Friday, July 3, 2015

Proud To Be An American: The United States of America: The One Essential, Exceptional, Indispensable Nation

K.T. McFarland at explains why she is proud to be an American.

I’m proud to be an American because we have done something no other great nation in the history of the world has done – we have used our great power not to enslave others, but to enable them.

I am proud because America is exceptional for many reasons:  for our constitution, our melting pot culture, our classless society, and because we, from our earliest days, have been the world’s land of opportunity. But it’s more than just our unique history, or geography, or resources, or system of government. It’s more than our ethnic diversity, our melting pot culture, or the land of opportunity, or our constitution that enshrines individual liberty.

We are exceptional also because we have built into our national DNA the ability to reinvent ourselves both individually and as a society, socially as well as economically. 

... But what sets America apart from all the great nations throughout history is what we do with our power.  We have created the greatest military the world has ever known.  We have been a global superpower for a century and the world’s sole superpower for decades.  We could have used our power to conquer lands, or demand tribute, or exploit the vulnerable.  Instead we have used our tremendous power to do good. 

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