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By Newt Gingrich

Gingrich explains what American exceptionalism quite capacity, why the Left has waged an attack on it, and why a rededication to American exceptionalism is primary to our country's survival.

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During the twentieth century, America emerged triumphant from terrible struggles in which we spent trillions of dollars and lost hundreds of thousands of lives. Recall our various enemies: Germany under both the Kaiser and Hitler, Imperial Japan, worldwide Communism, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, and currently, radical Islamism. Now consider this: did any of our foes engage in war to secure equality and individual rights? They might declare the superiority of their race or social class, or demand that all must submit to their religion.

It is both universal and timeless—relevant and accessible to the present generation and to future ones. Spiritual and political leaders throughout our history have called on us to reaffirm our creed and renew our civilization. Martin Luther King Jr. ” The action announced in the Declaration—a severing of political ties with the world’s most powerful empire—was radical, but its ideas were not new. Instead, the Declaration of Independence was a succinct summation of beliefs—what the Founders called “truths”—already deeply ingrained in the American psyche.

A nation that dedicated itself to protecting the right of every citizen to pursue happiness witnessed an explosion of human creativity and progress that has continued apace for more than 230 years. Abraham Lincoln eloquently described the source of this tremendous prosperity:All this is not the result of accident. It has a philosophical cause. Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. There is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart.

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