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American Exceptionalism

It's a real thing.

May 12, 2014

Perhaps unlike the rest of Hollywood – and the president – actor Richard Dreyfuss thinks America absolutely is exceptional. “We were responsible for the greatest revolution in the history of man’s civilization. We gave to 98% of the human race freedoms that they have been lashed for, lost fingers for or had their heads chopped off for, and we gave it to them for free. And we are the most revolutionary nation that has ever been and ever will be. And we don’t know enough about our Constitution or our history to know why we should be proud of it. … George Washington said the Constitution should be central, the party should be peripheral. Now we’ve got it all backed around and now the parties are central and the Constitution is peripheral. … Whenever you hear someone say, ‘American exceptionalism [doesn’t exist],’ you should turn to that person and say, ‘If you don’t prove that statement, I’m going hit you right in the mouth.’ Because they don’t prove it, and they can’t.” Dreyfuss is no conservative, but his ideas are refreshing, and it’s something our own Essential Liberty Project is all about.

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