This is intended for people that truly THINK for themselves. That realize that the mainstream media's major dictum.."If it bleeds Conservatives, GOP, it leads" is wrong! To those of you that know what a "jingoist" is and KNOW that you aren't one, the USA unlike the "cool" faux intellectual idiots just abhor.. YOU know the USA is exceptional .. for these reasons: 1) Natural resources.. for many years the USA was the major supplier of coal, gold,etc i.e. an exceptional land mass. 2) But by far the MOST distinguishable feature was the FREEDOM people had in the USA! This freedom is what drove millions over the years of "EXCEPTIONAL" people to come to the USA! This FREEDOM which rewarded "exceptional" people is what truly makes the USA exceptional! So the next time some intellectually shrift idiot to whom the word "Exceptional" is like fingernail on a blackboard looks down their nose at the word.. POINT out that the USA is EXCEPTIONAL because of the EXCEPTIONAL people that were able to come to the USA! The EXCEPTIONAL USA is something that intelligent Americans KNOWS exists! Again.. The reason for the USA "exceptionalism" is the "exceptional" people that came to the USA because they could have the freedom to be "exceptional"!