Sep 29, 2015

What Is Our "Manifest Destiny" And "American Exceptionalism"?

Common Sense is the simple, accurate summation of a thing's true meaning or worthiness which is essential in the best use of knowledge. RB

Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 1800's of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. This attitude helped fuel western settlement, Native American removal and war with Mexico. The phrase was first employed by John L. O’Sullivan in an article on the annexation of Texas published in the July-August 1845 edition. (From

If the United States ever had a "Manifest Destiny", ordained by God, imagined by appearances or assumed by ambitious aspirations, what is now "manifest" is a radical change of course from the original meaning of the term. We are now in "Manifest Survival" mode with unpayable debts, a flood of illegal aliens, a scourge of drug addiction, racial riots, record crime, unemployment and blatant violations of our Constitution by our President and Supreme Court. Our "Manifest Destiny" now seems to range somewhere between mere survival and a much lower standard of living. It is China who now believes it is their "Manifest Destiny" to be the world leader in exports, which it already is, and to be the world's primary reserve currency, which its yuan is rapidly becoming. Right or wrong, "Manifest Destiny" obviously doesn't last forever. But way before our claim of "Manifest Destiny" was our claim of "American Exceptionalism".

It is hard to deny the fact that God had his hand upon our Christian pilgrim fore
fathers and Christian founding fathers ... and mothers. American Exceptionalism was clearly ordained of God from our nations discovery, early Christian emigrants, Declaration Of Independence, Constitution, freedom of religion and miraculous rise to the most Christian, successful and powerful nation on earth. However, it is also clearly obvious that since the turn of the millennium, our country has been loosing it's God given exceptionalism. God did not have to take it away, we have frittered it away like a 17 year old boy who joined the Marines, finished boot camp and is turned loose in San Diego's Bar-fly, Skid Row with a pocket full of money. On his way to the bus station ... in this red light district ... he wakes up in a bordello with a hang-over, globe and anchor tattoo, empty pockets and a wench with bad breath breathing on him.  Like that young Marine, we, as a nation veered off course with a false religion, a prostitute of failed political policy known as Socialism. Socialism is no more exceptional than a street walking, dope addicted, $20 dollar harlot. Karl Marx pimped it, Lenin pumped it, Hitler, Stalin, Mao. Kim Jung-il, Castro, the Democrats and half the Republicans went to bed with it. But no true Christian with an ounce of Common Sense likes it. American Exceptionalism is either terminal or already dead and our only hope is probably a nation wrecking calamity which turns us back to God ...or the Rapture. The fact is that if the best candidate running for President is elected, he cannot get this country back on its track. That is an impossible job for any man ... or woman. Only God can do that ... and ... why should He? RB

American Exceptionalism Of The Past

Thomas Paine Common Sense - January 10, 1776

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