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By Newt Gingrich

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

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Later, Obama invoked our founding ideals and the American Revolution:I believe that this movement of change cannot be turned back, and that we must stand alongside those who believe in the same core principles that have guided us through many storms: our opposition to violence directed against one’s own citizens; our support for a set of universal rights, including the freedom for people to express themselves and choose their leaders; our support for governments that are ultimately responsive to the aspirations of the people.

The general principles of Christianity, in which all those sects were united, and . . ”4 However, most of the Founders’ religiosity broke with the traditional bounds of Christian thought in Europe. They were particularly critical of the trappings of official, state-sponsored religion across the old continent and especially in England. Although the Glorious Revolution had resulted in a measure of tolerance for religious dissent in Britain, the Church of England remained a privileged, state-sponsored faith, and religious minorities faced various forms of official discrimination, causing hundreds of thousands of Scottish and Scotts-Irish Presbyterians to migrate to America.

Emphasizing the rule of law and a self-governing ethic, the colony affirmed unique principles of liberal governance that dramatically differentiated it from Europe. PLYMOUTH As the Jamestown settlers struggled against the elements, the Pilgrims—a congregation of dissenters and separatists from the Church of England—received a charter to establish their own foothold in America. In 1620, the Pilgrim fathers penned an early draft of the American Creed while en route to the New World on the Mayflower.

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