Sarkozy Understands the Concept of American Exceptionalism

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    The French President understands what makes America great - now if only the left in this country would

    It is also shows how the left is full of it when they say the US is hated around the world

    From his speech before Congress

    SARKOZY (via translator): To the millions of men and women who came from every country of the world and who -- with their own hands, their intelligence, and their hearts -- built the greatest nation in the world, America did not say, "Come, and everything will be given to you." Rather, she said, "Come, and the only limits to what you will be able to achieve will be those of your own courage, your boldness, and your talent."

    "The America that we love throughout the world impedes this extraordinary ability to grant each and every person a second chance, another chance, because, in America, failure is never the last word. There is always another chance. Here -- in your country, on this soil -- both the humblest and the most illustrious citizens alike know that nothing is owed to them and that everything has to be earned. That is what constitutes the moral value of America"


    My. this must have struck a nerve with the Dems sitting in Congress!!!!!
     
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    ya thats how it works



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    Leave it to a liberal to go off topic in his first post - seems you can't counter the truth about what makes America great

    The President of France gets it - what is your excuse?
     
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    not a liberal and you sir are no conservative anymore than bush is
     
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    You can admit you are a lib

    The first step on the to recovery is to admit you have a problem
     
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    He asked you a question, what is exceptionalism?

    Our liberal foundations, our diverse society, our attempts at justice and fairness, our separation of church and state, our separation of the powers of government, or for you some Frenchman's rhetorical homily?

    And France is a nice country with nice people.
     
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    He was also telling his country what they have to do if they want to compete with us and be as wealthy as we are


    America is NOT a liberal country. Liberalism is a failure and Mr Sarkozy knows it - and so does France. They tossed out a liberal and elected a conservative
     
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    America is so liberal a country we fail to see it as it is the wallpaper that is us. Consider only the freedoms we have, they are not conservative, conservative is traditional and holds on to its privilege. Iran is conservative as are most of the middle east countries. Philip Agre pretty sums up conservatism below.


    What Is Conservatism and What Is Wrong with It?

    Philip E. Agre

    Liberals in the United States have been losing political debates to conservatives for a quarter century. In order to start winning again, liberals must answer two simple questions: what is conservatism, and what is wrong with it? As it happens, the answers to these questions are also simple:

    Q: What is conservatism?
    A: Conservatism is the domination of society by an aristocracy.

    Q: What is wrong with conservatism?
    A: Conservatism is incompatible with democracy, prosperity, and civilization in general. It is a destructive system of inequality and prejudice that is founded on deception and has no place in the modern world.

    These ideas are not new. Indeed they were common sense until recently. Nowadays, though, most of the people who call themselves "conservatives" have little notion of what conservatism even is. They have been deceived by one of the great public relations campaigns of human history. Only by analyzing this deception will it become possible to revive democracy in the United States.


    http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/conservatism.html
     
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    Cpnservatism unlocks people from the chains of dependence. The overall goal of liberals is to get as many people as possible dependent on government for their needs

    In the last 40 years, libs have taken $9 trillion from the producers and have given it to the nonproducers
     
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    L'histoire se répète - I believe it was a Frenchman, de Toqueville, who first observed and commented on American exceptionalism.

    And of course Sarkozy is going to say what his hosts want to hear. Bah, it's as bad as our journalists asking visiting celebs who haven't even cleared Customs what they think of Australia.
     

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