By Newt Gingrich
Gingrich explains what American exceptionalism particularly ability, why the Left has waged an attack on it, and why a rededication to American exceptionalism is significant to our country's survival.
summary: Gingrich explains what American exceptionalism fairly capability, why the Left has waged an attack on it, and why a rededication to American exceptionalism is primary to our country's survival
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Imposing a centralized, top-down healthcare system that forces all Americans to buy a private service—health insurance—does not advance or preserve freedom. Undermining school choice to sustain the failing, bureaucratic, public school system and the privileges of its powerful unions does not help children or advance or preserve freedom. Saddling our kids with ruinous debt does not advance or preserve freedom. Strangling American companies’ attempts to drill for oil and natural gas, using government power to pick winners and losers among private firms, and expanding bureaucratic control over the nation’s industries do not advance or preserve freedom.
Strangling American companies’ attempts to drill for oil and natural gas, using government power to pick winners and losers among private firms, and expanding bureaucratic control over the nation’s industries do not advance or preserve freedom. In other words, belief in American Exceptionalism leads inevitably to a smaller, more effective, accountable, and limited government. The American revolutionaries did not shed their blood for the welfare state; nor did they aim to replace the arbitrary rule of King George and his “multitude of New Offices” and “swarms of Officers,” as stated in the Declaration of Independence, with their own oppressive bureaucracy.
In Winthrop’s terms, America was an exemplar burdened with history’s judgment. The American Creed was coming into focus as a principled exception to European models of governance.