Why 2016 is do or die election for American exceptionalism

Why 2016 is do or die election for American exceptionalism
Source: AP

American Exceptionalism, which gave birth to the greatest civilization in human history, has reached the tipping point.

Unsustainable debt, unprecedented growth of government, declining prestige in the world, surrender of the rule of law, demographic winter, and the loss of our spiritual and moral heritage literally has the United States of America — as its been known since 1776 — on the brink of extinction. As G.K. Chesterton famously observed, the United States of America “is the only country ever founded on a creed.” And the foundations of that creed – faith, family and freedom – are on life support.

Certainly we didn’t dig ourselves this deep a hole overnight, and we can’t claw our way out of it overnight, either. However, the first crucial step to getting out of the hole you’ve dug yourself is to put down the shovel.

That’s why for those of us expecting to be here at least another 30 years or so, putting down the shovel means getting it right in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. It is the most important election of our lifetimes. While I am normally skeptical of such talk due to its abuse nearly every election cycle, this time it’s actually true.

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