The 21st Century Rebirth of America the Exceptional
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What makes our land AMERICA the EXCEPTIONAL? From all across the country, Americans are demanding a restoration of our first principles:
Individual Liberty Limited Government Economic Freedom
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Happy 235th Birthday! By Bill Brimacombe
July 4, 2011
On this day, 235 years ago, our American forefathers gave witness to the truth that God creates all men with the individual right to life from the moment of conception, and that each life has the God-given right to pursue individual happiness through the God-granted liberty with which each of us is created.
Our forefathers declared these truths despite the failure of all preceding human generations to recognize them. The history of mankind up to that point had been marked by men struggling to free themselves from the control of other men. All of human history had been a sad saga of kings, khans, sheiks and shamans ruling other men. The breadth of man’s potential had been subjugated to the will of the powerful.
In 1776, in this new world of America, individual citizens declared their independence from the rulers of the old world. Here, at the end of thousands of years of human struggle, individuals are free to pursue their destinies as they see fit, without the need for approval from anyone, especially the governing class. Here, as in the eyes of God, princes and paupers are judged equally by the strength of their character and the product of their industry.
What followed was the greatest level of human achievement in history. The miracle of America attracted millions from around the globe. And prosper we did!
Still lurking in the minds of men, however, were the dark forces of the powerful seeking to control the less powerful. These forces were either brazen in their audacious demand for power or, more often, wrapped in the lamb’s fleece of seeking solutions for mankind’s problems. In all cases, however, not even the lamb’s fleece could hide the wolves’ teeth of those selfish for power.
Millions suffered the atrocities of communism and Nazism. Millions more are now suffering from modern Islamofascism. Even in America, millions are suffering from dependency on an unlimited government created by a self-anointed, Ivy League elite governing class. Individual liberty is being trampled beneath the boots of those preaching what’s “best for society,” “the greater good” and “social justice.” Individual industry is being taxed to provide benefits for the non-industrious. Half of the population is now deemed to be too poor to support our national government. Our national government now ignores economic contributions by individuals and companies and instead doles out rewards to those who are well connected with the governing class. The well connected now prosper at the expense of the less well connected.
So on this 235th birthday of America, we are at a crossroads for human civilization. Individual citizens must stand up and be counted in support of what made America the most exceptional experiment in human history. Individual citizens must deride those who would cynically criticize individual initiative as greed and individual achievement as taking something from others.
Individual citizens must not stand silently when members of the governing class lie to them and promote class envy. Citizens must mock those attempts for the blatant power grabs that they are. The governing class must have their lamb’s fleece stripped away so that their wolves’ teeth are bared to all.
America must be reclaimed by the people from the governing class. Government institutions must be stripped of the power they’ve usurped at the expense of the people. The governing class must be sent back to their academic cloisters where they can share their utopian ideas with their fellow know-nothings without foisting their failures on the rest of us.
In short, it is time for the adults to return. America needs to end the embarrassment of incompetent and foolish leadership. America needs to return to its roots, where citizens use their God-given liberty to pursue their individual happiness without answering to anyone but God.
Want to know what makes Europeans superior to Americans?
From "the astronomically priced suits, the $3,000-a-night suite,
the Air France privileges,
and the medieval Norman baron’s sense of entitlement regarding an
immigrant housecleaner," Victor Davis Hanson explains
how we "neanderthal" Americans just don't respect European ways - and shouldn't!
First they ignore you,
then they ridicule you, then they fight you,
then you win.
-Mahatma Gandhi, describing the stages of the winning strategy of nonviolent activism.
What's going on in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere is just the 3rd stage in the 4 stage 21st Century Rebirth of American Exceptionalism. But, as the public employee unions have shown, our victory will not come without a fight. So we here at AMERICA the EXCEPTIONAL urge Citizen Patriots to give their nonviolent support to courageous leaders like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and the Republican members of those various state legislatures.
For more information, see Bill Brimacombe's commentary, videos of the Wisconsin union hostages and a proposal to free the Democrats from the unions' shackles.
TOP 16 NEW THINGS You'll Find Here
1-Citizen Forum - Where YOU Can Publish YOUR Views. We're more excited about this new section of the Opinion Digest than anything else we've done. In the Citizen Forum YOU and your fellow Citizens can publish your views on your own page of America-the-Exceptional.com. Give it a try!
2-Video of the Month is a new link in our Free Resources area. This month: Are the Poor Getting Poorer?.
3-Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Humor Update. At least twice a week we add things to our Humor area. If you need a good laugh, check it out!
4-New Columnists - Tony Blankley & Dennis Prager. We're now linking to 24 columnists. Have a look at all of them in our Opinion Digest.
5-New Get a Grip! column - Winging It. Hint: When you're sitting in the White House & you haven't got a clue what to do, you just … (See the column on the right hand side of this page).
6-Book of the Month is a link in our Books area. This month: A Patriot's History of the United States by Larry Schweikart & Michael Allen.
7-W.O.W. - New Layout - More Sites Available. Our Window On the World has now been expanded to cover 96 websites, from TV & Print News sites to Talk Shows and Organizations.
8-Top News Feed about Politics, the USA and the World. From hundreds of sources, this section can be scrolled up and down and you can click on the links to go to the original story. Have a look.
9-Proposal to Free the Hostages. Our modest proposal to free the Democratic Party from their public employee union captors, along with a more complete discussion in Bill Brimacombe's commentary.
10-New Commentary - Our First 10,000 Friends. Welcome to our facebook friends - here's who you are (see Commentary below).
11-Commentary - About Wisconsin, etc. A new article about the struggle now being waged in Wisconsin ... and the implications for the nation.
13-U.S. National Debt Clock - Yikes! $14 Trillion and Counting.
14-Opinion by Topic Upgrade - Easier and More Current. We think you'll really like the change we've made in the Opinion Digest. When you're there you'll now be able to Search by Topic where you'll be able to use our special search engine to see what all of the columnists we follow have to say about your topic of interest.
Josh Hall, Professor of Economics, St. Lawrence University
Professor Hall describes how greater economic freedom leads to higher incomes and more economic development over time. When governments allow citizens the freedom to trade, own property, create businesses, and contract with others, the income of average citizens grows over time. This effect can be observed internationally when comparing countries, as well as domestically when comparing states in the US.
Josh Hall is Assistant Professor of Economics at Beloit College and contributor to the blog Division of Labour. He researches applied microeconomics, specifically state and local public finance and also economic education entrepreneurship and economic freedom. He primarily teaches principles of economics, intermediate micro, and public economics. Josh received his Ph.D. in economics from West Virginia University and graduate and undergraduate degrees in economics from Ohio University. He was formerly an economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.
Commentary from AMERICA the EXCEPTIONAL
The First 10,000
By Bill Brimacombe - author of the soon to be released book AMERICA the EXCEPTIONAL
March 23, 2011
We passed a milestone at 2:56 a.m. EDT (1:56am CDT, 12:56am MDT, 11:56pm PDT) yesterday - 10,000 friends on our facebook page. That's quite a leap, since the page has only been active for 19 days.
So Thank You to all of our new friends.
Since everyone came to our page looking for...[more]
The Fate of Our Nation in the Balance
By Bill Brimacombe - author of the soon to be released book AMERICA the EXCEPTIONAL
February 24, 2011
Let’s see if I understand the situation in Wisconsin...
I get a pay check for $26.25 per hour. I like it that my pay is 33.3% more than the private-industry rate of $19.68 per hour.
Like 99% of my fellow state and local government workers,...[more]
A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror
by Larry Schweikart, Professor of History, University of Dayton Michael Allen, Professor of History, University of Washington, Tacoma
I believe this book is for you . . .
if you were forced to study history in your youth & hated it,
if you believe you need to learn history, but don't want it to be boring,
if you can't stand the way history is often distorted by the liberal elites,
if you want to learn American history the way it really happened,
if you don't want to have to wade through a massive volume of facts, names and dates to understand history.
This is a must read for all Americans.
(Click on the book for more details)< A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror by Larry Schweikart & Michael Allen
The Path to Prosperity
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