Heritage Foundation president: Obama doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism

July 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Though America may be in a rut, Heritage Foundation president Ed Feulner has an optimistic Fourth of July message for you: We’re still exceptional.

“America is exceptional because as immigrants from 194 countries over the years, we have shown it is the only place where you can come and start off with a clean slate,” he told The Daily Caller in an interview about his new book, “The American Spirit: Celebrating the Virtues and Values that Make us Great,” co-authored with Brian Tracy.

“In effect, you can define your own future. You can be whatever is possible as long as you are willing to work hard for it and make it happen on your own behalf. You are not automatically cast into a class system or a certain level of society which you can’t rise out of. You can really make a difference.”

“In short, America is not just a place: It is an idea.”

Asked whether he thinks President Obama believes in American exceptionalism the way he defines it, Feulner said “no.”

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  1. liberty49 says:

    No, Obama does not think America and its people are exceptional. He’s too busy apologizing and groveling to notice. Will we survive until the November elections? God willing.

  2. Jim McClarin says:

    And neither does Romney.  The difference is Romney has no problem SAYING he does.  That’s why we should work our tails off to see that Willard is elected.  We want someone who will at least tell us what we want to hear while he does the exact opposite, don’t we?  Come on, let’s show some spirit, some enthusiasm…

  3. El Dee Bee says:

    Yes, he views us as what he is trying to make us – just another European Socialist country reporting to the UN.

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