by Tami Jackson
Wednesday’s New York Times carried an article by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin castigated Obama and ridiculed the notion that America was an exceptional nation. He’s wrong of course, as wrong as he can be. Wrong about America, that is.
America was founded on ideals that “…all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The following video is one tiny example of America’s exceptionalism: an impromptu fleet of boats, hailed by the US Coast Guard, transported half a million people off the island of Manhattan after the towers fell on 9/11/01.
“On the morning of September 11th, when the towers came down, millions of people ran for safety. Hundreds of thousands of them ran South to the water’s edge. That’s when they realized that Manhattan is indeed, an island.”
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