In its classic forms, American exceptionalism refers to the special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty. Combine this with a preferred definition of Nationalism – advocacy of political independence for a particular country, and you have a sensible political position.
I support candidate Donald Trump based on what he says his platform is, during his rallies and during his involvement in previous numerous “debates” (term used loosely). Also because I believe he agrees with American exceptionalism, from a nationalistic view-point – very sensible.
So as I watched a CN&N report (Poppy Harlow on 3/19/2016) concerning how Donald Trump is “viewed” around the world – my reaction was: first disdain with the actual report, because the reporting was negative; and secondly, “who cares”! I know that I, and others that support Donald Trump, don’t care.
The President of the United States is often referred to as the “leader of the free world”, and is expected to interact with other countries with decorum and diplomacy, while at the same time “dealing” with said countries from a position of strength. Why does it matter if he is “liked” outside of the United States? Specifically if Donald Trump is elected President of the United States.
Globalism and liberalism, and “unions” between countries are leading to the disestablishment of sovereign nation states under the guise of “trade” for economic gain. In my opinion this is just policy that will lead to what will become the “new world order” and the one world government everyone alludes to.
Donald Trump speaks out, loudly, against “illegal immigration”, “refugees” and “trade” agreements that do not affirm and benefit our national position. Donald Trump takes our national security seriously. Donald Trump says that the Unites States will “win”. It is well past time for America to become exceptional again.
If in fact American exceptionalism is to return at the expense of any other country, remember what we all should have been taught about responsibility – how while being responsible for our own actions, concerning our nation and people first, that we must be prudent. Personally, I see nothing whatsoever wrong with America and Americans coming first, remaining the world leader as a sovereign nation, and quite frankly winning!