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American Exceptionalism | Our Philosophy of Education

American Exceptionalism | Our Philosophy of Education

Education was a vital and fundamental principle for our founders due to the fact that most of them grew up being educated themselves within a system that valued and placed importance on education, for many, education consumed a great deal of their time and effort and many went on to found universities. However, the concept […]

American Exceptionalism | Blessed With Stability

American Exceptionalism | Blessed With Stability

    By Kim Payne We are blessed with stability. It is truly amazing to me to realize that we as Americans are under the longest continual constitution on earth, no other country with a constitution comes close. It is a testament to the brilliance and forethought of our founders, and the wisdom in laying the […]

American Exceptionalism | We Don’t Live In A Democracy

American Exceptionalism | We Don’t Live In A Democracy

By Kim Payne It downright angers me whenever I hear people especially politicians, who should know better, talk about our “Democracy”. We do not live under a democracy. Our government has never been a democracy, As a mater of fact, our founding fathers despised a democratic system of government and thought that it was one of […]

American Exceptionalism | What is Money?

American Exceptionalism | What is Money?

By Kim Payne One of the negative comments I have read about American Exceptionalism is that we have a longer work week and work more hours than our European cousins. Is it that we are just workaholics or is there another reason? Approximately a year and a half ago on an early Friday morning I sat […]

American Exceptionalism | A House Divided

American Exceptionalism | A House Divided

By Kim Payne I am an American. I was born here, but that doesn’t make me an American. Being an American is not sharing a cultural background, America from the beginning was a mix of ethnicities and peoples from around the world. Every colony in America was founded by a different denomination. Virginia was Anglican, Massachusetts […]

American Exceptionalism | The Erosion of Virtue

American Exceptionalism | The Erosion of Virtue

    By Kim Payne American Exceptionalism; I will be using this term as the title of a new weekly article. Please don’t get me wrong, I understand both the positive and negative connotations of that term, it was used in part by Alexis De Tocqueville in 1831 when describing America and alluding to her being the […]