Posted on | September 12, 2013 | 24 Comments
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.
Jeff Emanuel calls Putin “the president of the most Nationalist state on the planet,” which may not be true. Mexicans are nationalist, for example, and so are many other peoples and governments around the world. Yet it is only American nationalism that is rejected by the decadent elite at the New York Times. They despise our nation and its people so thoroughly that they will praise any enemy who hates us.