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AMAC: why is America exceptional?

‘It is not a brag or a boast. It’s a fact,’ association president Dan Weber said in a Memorial Day message

 
PRLog - May 23, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- “It’s politically incorrect in some circles these days to talk of American Exceptionalism.  Nonetheless, we should wear that moniker with pride each and every day.  But, it is particularly appropriate to wave the flag when celebrating patriotic holidays,” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, said in a Memorial Day message.

Weber described the claim as a “statement of pride” based on the country’s history of achievement.  “It’s not a brag or a boast.  It’s a fact that, unlike any other nation on the planet, America is a true melting pot, a safe haven for people of all nationalities.  They came here to help themselves and their families but wound up helping to create a nation that became the envy of the world.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the idea of American Exceptionalism a “dangerous” notion in a New York Times OpEd not long ago.  “It certainly proved dangerous for Putin’s old Soviet Empire, which crumbled when Ronald Reagan, standing not far from the infamous concrete and iron curtain that divided the city of Berlin, shouted: ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall’,” Weber said.

The irony, he noted, is that the term is said to have been coined by Putin’s most notorious Soviet predecessor, Joe Stalin.  The story goes that when a communist agent informed Stalin that the people of the U.S. were opposed to the principles of socialism, the stiff-necked dictator vowed to expose what he called the “heresy of American Exceptionalism.”

The AMAC chief suggested that “the sluggish economy, the litany of foreign policy failures, the scandals that have plagued our leadership in recent years have had a depressing influence on the nation.  But, we’ve faced hardships before and have come away stronger and prouder.  And so it will be this time around.”

Weber urged his association’s 1.2 million members and all Americans to take heart this Memorial Day from the words of President Reagan:

"The greatness of America doesn't begin in Washington; it begins with each of you—in the mighty spirit of free people under God, in the bedrock values you live by each day in your families, neighborhoods, and work-places. Each of you is an individual worthy of respect, unique and important to the success of America. And only by trusting you, giving you opportunities to climb high and reach for the stars, can we preserve the golden dream of America as the champion of peace and freedom among the nations of the world."

ABOUT AMAC
The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.  Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.  Live long and make a difference by joining us today at http://amac.us/join-amac.

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