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Old 06-22-2019, 11:20 AM
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Europe and Canada hae expanded education and guaranteed paid family leave.

Europe boasts stronger female participation rates, less poverty, and better intergenerational mobility.

In Europe, women are less likely to quit after having a baby, thanks to the generous parental leave policies of many countries there.

Class mobility today is much more achievable in Europe than in the US.

They have a health care system that works reasonably well - and certainly better than the US one.

They tax their wealthier at higher rates than we do here. Less tax burden on their poorest members.



...hey phil, can i have some of your stuff when you move to europe...
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Out West
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More and more Americans are shedding "exceptionalism" and realizing that we are just as capable of terrible acts as any other nations.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...nalism/592213/
This is the type of thing that people say when they have never been to or lived in a different country, even a 1st world country, let alone a 3rd world country - and when I say "3rd world" and "been to", I don't mean "at their resorts".

America is absolutely exceptional when you see how others in this world are living.
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: El paso,tx
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Europe and Canada hae expanded education and guaranteed paid family leave.

Europe boasts stronger female participation rates, less poverty, and better intergenerational mobility.

In Europe, women are less likely to quit after having a baby, thanks to the generous parental leave policies of many countries there.

Class mobility today is much more achievable in Europe than in the US.

They have a health care system that works reasonably well - and certainly better than the US one.

They tax their wealthier at higher rates than we do here. Less tax burden on their poorest members.
So when are you moving there?
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:29 AM
 
Location: southern california
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Having lived years in foreign countries and being painfully aware of the lack of justice and opportunity thereof
Would make me beg to differ
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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"Exceptionalism" isn't about America being PERFECT. It is about the concept and founding of a country based upon merit, and not about your FAMILY, or Royalty by birth. It is also the concept of CITIZENS having Natural Rights as humans upheld and guaranteed by the Constitution, and having SOME say in their representation in government.

OP. Take a Civics and History course. Get some education before you post nonsense.
A small paragraph that predictably makes no mention of the most important aspect of life. That dirty word.

Responsibility.

Americas "exceptionalism". We don't have to take responsibility for our actions.
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Some countries kind of sorta copied us, but which have a Second Amendment to put teeth in their Rights? No other country has this guarantee of a Natural Right, and the ultimate guarantee of freedom.

Look at all the countries adopting "HATE SPEECH" laws as they don't have a First Amendment. No, we are still the most exceptional country in the world. The Democrats want to change that. And people like the OP just want to dwell on perceived negatives or the few mistakes we've made. Just more talking America down.
Yours is not the standard anymore.

"In contrast, professors Law and Versteeg conclude that the American constitution, once the foundational document for new nations in search of a government, has fallen out of favour. It fails to protect rights, such as freedom from discrimination based on race or sex, that are considered fundamental in our time; it enshrines rights, such as the right to bear arms, that other nations don't value; its courts increasingly interpret the American document so perversely by claiming that it must only be applied as the founding fathers originally intended as to render it useless as a tool for tackling modern problems."

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...rticle4100561/
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:48 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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America is absolutely exceptional when you see how others in this world are living.
You are correct America is exceptionally awful in contrast to many other developed nations. The more time I spend overseas the more obvious this has become to me and most other Americans.
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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You are correct America is exceptionally awful in contrast to many other developed nations. The more time I spend overseas the more obvious this has become to me and most other Americans.
I’m an extremely well-traveled American who feels an incredible sense of happiness every time I’m wheels down back in the USA. My foreign experiences both enrich me and fill me with gratitude for my home.

I think a lot of people who think like you are just unhappy defeated people who are failing to succeed in life, but unwilling to take responsibility for it. A dour outlook and the inability to rise above are not traits of successful people no matter what country one resides in.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:07 PM
 
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More and more Americans are shedding "exceptionalism" and realizing that we are just as capable of terrible acts as any other nations.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...nalism/592213/
A load of commie liberal BS from someone who has never traveled......check out some third world countries or come to any large city in Kaleefornia and you can see the dregs of society due to their socialistic policies.......America as founded is THE exceptional country in the world as evidenced by the millions who want to come here............
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:09 PM
 
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I totally agree with you and appreciate your example. in this case, you have engaged in the terrible act of sharing something from "the atlantic."
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