By Newt Gingrich
Gingrich explains what American exceptionalism relatively capacity, why the Left has waged an attack on it, and why a rededication to American exceptionalism is principal to our country's survival.
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They have no relationship of subordination or subjection unless God (the lord and master of them all) had clearly set one person above another and conferred on him an undoubted right to dominion and sovereignty. Locke believed man’s inherent reason forestalled the onset of a Hobbesian “war of all against all,” yet he acknowledged that reason, by leaving man free to do good or ill, made an individual’s “life, liberty, and property” insecure. To correct for that insecurity, individuals can willingly band together to create a society that secures rights for mutual benefit.
The Declaration acknowledges that our Creator endows all men with unalienable rights, and that to secure those rights men organize governments. Thus the source of authority for both instituting government and deposing it lies with the people. Indeed, the Declaration’s opening paragraph asserts the people’s sovereign authority from God to determine their own government:When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
The principles of American Exceptionalism point to a clear, proven alternative to the corrupting, insider dominated, government-centric system that inevitably leads to the replacement of genuine free enterprise with crony capitalism. Our Founding Fathers got it right. Now it’s time we did, too. PART I REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE A civilization without memory ceases to be civilized. A civilization without history ceases to have identity. Without identity there is no purpose; without purpose civilization will wither.
A nation like no other : why American exceptionalism matters by Newt Gingrich