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Marco Rubio: American Exceptionalism

I’ve written about virtue in this blog often enough to make some of my friends call me names… oh, there goes the wanna be philosopher that writes about “virtue… as though there are any virgins left in America over the age of eighteen.” Ok, it’s funny – a little, it stings – a little, but I don’t really think I’ll be stopping any time soon. You see, was a time I truly considered myself amoral. I believed that morality was pretty much a conventional thing and that each culture had its own unique brand. I’ve changed, but there is one thing I’ve never stopped believing – primarily because I’ve lived in so many different countries – and that thing I’ve continued to believe? Yup, right in the title, American Exceptionalism. NOT the kind that President Obama believes in – surely you remember when Obama said, ย “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism, and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”

Nope. Not. No. Nyet. Non. Na. Nao… well, you get the idea. Marco Rubio’s video to cap off his campaign is simply awesome, we should all take it to heart and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!

  1. October 26th, 2010 at 14:26 | #1

    He’s Baaaaaack! Glad to see you active again Steven. Great video. I will share and link to everyone I know. This is the way a campaign should be waged – positive and uplifting. Thanks,


  2. October 28th, 2010 at 15:57 | #2

    I think I know what you are talking about. There was a time when I thought that people could do “their thing” and it if was okay with them, not harmful to anyone else, then it was okay with me. But I came to this realization of moral relativism and how there is no blurring the lines of right and wrong. Some things are simply wrong. And no amount of PC-ness will make them right or good. Wrong is wrong and that is not a judgment call on my part. It just is. There are hard lines between what is good and what is not.

    I’m still in the process of learning how to make moral relativism a theme in my life. Sometimes it’s not so easy to do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. October 29th, 2010 at 04:04 | #3

    @tom Vail Yup! Glad to be back Tom ๐Ÿ˜€ Now I’ve got to get to work on more than a few posts so I can keep up during November! I’m hoping to show up for your Calamity Hill Vineyard’s wine tasting after Thanksgiving – with camera in hand! Love the images on your website. Beautiful country!

    @RoxannaDanna You’re right about that (highlighting and dissecting moral relativism isn’t as straightforward as one might hope!), but finding and embracing the “go/no go” or “right/wrong” certainties can be helpful. I think what most frustrates me is the pretentious ardor with which many on the left “search for truth” while avoiding or shunning actually finding the truth and holding her dear to the heart.

    Thanks for dropping by!
    Cheers ๐Ÿ˜€

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