Since our country’s founding, America’s leaders have always believed that our nation holds a special place in human history. Whether John F. Kennedy’s challenge to land on the moon or Ronald Reagan’s belief that America is “shining city on hill”, the celebration of America’s greatness has been a bi-partisan affair.
At least until now.
President Obama spent the last six years running from American greatness at full speed. A student of the far left, Obama is sympathetic to those who view the United States as an imperialistic nation who owes the world an apology.
He told a French audience in 2009, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”
In others words, we aren’t all that different any than other nation.
But if his words weren’t enough, his policies speak volumes on how he views America’s role in the world. Six years of runaway spending, higher taxes, and burdensome regulation has led us to a day when a 6% unemployment rate and a $17 trillion national debt are touted as economic progress. American decline is now seen as the status quo by the politicians in Washington, D.C.
The administration and scores of other Washington politicians believe that America is finally being put in her place – that it was arrogant to think that we could be anything but average. In their minds, American exceptionalism is only an empty slogan, and second place is good enough.
At American Majority Action we believe that the vast majority of Americans reject this notion. We believe that if given the right tools ordinary Americans are willing and able to lead.
Our mission is to do exactly that – mobilize a new wave of principled leaders who will change our communities, our states, and ultimately our country.