Exceptionalism is often seen in the election and many of us don't even realize it. Exceptionalism is the idea that America is better than most, and an idea that our nation has great wealth and power because we deserve it.
Alexis de Tocqueville was the first to coin the concept of 'American exceptionalism' used towards the United States.
Hillary Clinton is known for her exceptionalism ways as thinking it is a moral responsibility, social gospel, a way to model consistency and believing that we as a nation are already great.
While we all know Obama is the best person on Earth!! He too even has exceptionalism ways!
The history of exceptionalism stretches all the way back too to the time of 1961. In 1961 John F. Kennedy's speech "City Upon a Hill" ,Kennedy approaches citizens with an emotional exceptionalist appeal.
In 1989 Ronald Reagan gave his Farewell Address to the Nation, where he spoke for the last time as president, addressing the high lights and low lights of his eight years, and reflecting on how far the nation has come.
Back in 1965, James Baldwin speaks on behalf of the American Dream and the American Negro.
Dating all the way back to 1630 Winthrop preached about political wisdom to prepare the people for planning a new society in todays environment.
What so many fail to realize is that today issues of racism are still present!
Adding to the idea that racism still exists today is, the unfortunate reality in the election today is that Trump took hate groups to be mainstream and calls upon exceptionalism on a daily basis.
With all this being said folks, the unfortunate reality is that exceptionalism in the election is a real thing, and our president elect is Donald Trump- so, I am going to leave you with this.
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