American Exceptionalism: The theory that the United States occupies a special place among the nations of the world and possesses a unique destiny in history.
I’ve heard it said, “American Exceptionalism is simply a fact.”
I’m sure it is.
Just like Greek Exceptionalism and Roman Exceptionalism and British Exceptionalism were facts too.
If you’re not exceptional, you’re just another nation. “Exceptionalism” is required of a superpower. It’s what gives cred to the “We’re number one!” chant.
But you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t get too excited about Greco-Roman-British-American Exceptionalism—or any the geopolitical claim to be exceptional.
(There really is a big difference between being truly exceptional and merely the latest in a long line.)
American Exceptionalism. This too shall pass. There’s only one exception.
The Kingdom which endures world without end. The Empire of Christ.