A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters

Author:   Dr Newt Gingrich ,  Callista Gingrich ,  Vince Haley
Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
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9781441793881


Pages:   7
Publication Date:   14 June 2011
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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Belief in American Exceptionalism leads inexorably 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. Instead, they fought for individual liberty--and that made America an exception among all other nations. --from the introduction It's become fashionable among the liberal elite to downplay, deride, even deny America's greatness. The political correctness police insist that America is hated around the world for being too big, too powerful, too rich, too successful, too loud, too intrusive. And besides, it's not nice to brag. They are completely missing the point. America's greatness, America's exceptional greatness, is not based on the fact that we are the most powerful, most prosperous--and most generous--nation on earth. Rather, those things are the result of American Exceptionalism. To understand American Exceptionalism, as Newt Gingrich passionately argues in A Nation like No Other, one must understand our unique birth as a nation. American Exceptionalism is found in the simple yet utterly remarkable principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our nation is exceptional, continues Newt, because we--unlike any nation before or since--are united by the belief and the promise that no king, no government, no ruling class has the power to infringe upon the rights of the individual. And when such a government attempts to do so, we will vigorously reject them. Sadly, many politicians and leaders today have forgotten our sacred commitment to these ideals. Our government has strayed alarmingly far from the scope of limited powers framed by our Founders. Meanwhile, the liberal media seek out, and sometimes create, stories intended to portray America as a bully and a thief. Even our own president seems clueless, assuring us that yes, yes, he believes in American exceptionalism, just like the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism and the British in British exceptionalism. But American Exceptionalism is not about cheerleading for the home team. It's about recognizing and honoring the history-making, world-changing ideals our Founding Fathers enshrined to make this a nation of the people, by the people, for the people. And, as Lincoln warned, we must rededicate ourselves to those principles, lest our truly exceptional nation perish from this earth.

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Author:   Dr Newt Gingrich ,  Callista Gingrich ,  Vince Haley
Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Dimensions:   Width: 16.80cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 16.60cm
Weight:   0.168kg
ISBN:  

9781441793881


ISBN 10:   1441793887
Pages:   7
Publication Date:   14 June 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, is coauthor of several bestselling books, including Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8 and Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War. He is a member of the Defense Policy Board and is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course at the United States Air Force's Air University. Callista Gingrich is the president of Gingrich Productions, a performance and production company focusing on audio, video, and photographic production. She is married to Newt Gingrich.

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