Video: American Exceptionalism
posted at 2:15 pm on November 26, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
Bill Whittle concludes his excellent “What We Believe” video series for Declaration Entertainment with a look at American exceptionalism, and why it remains a powerful force not just in American politics but in real, practical terms for the world. Bill walks through the ways in which America leads the world and has for much of the last century not for the sake of brag (or at least not much for the sake of brag), but to make a more basic point. For a nation with only 5% of the world’s population, these results cannot have come by accident. We have achieved leadership in military, economic, scientific, and cultural arenas because of the environment fostered by the American state — a state that allows its citizens the widest latitude for creativity and innovation, where success gets rewarded without government approvals and bureaucratic interference.
That environment is in danger of disappearing, which is why the Tea Party has arisen: to stop the trend towards nanny-state stagnation and the inexorable erosion of the very freedoms that have put the US into the position of global leadership. The conclusion pulls this all together into one final argument:
As Bill notes, this is the final entry in this series — but that doesn’t mean it has to come to an end. The video series can be purchased through Declaration Entertainment, and it would make a great stocking stuffer this Christmas season.