America Is Not Exceptional

In a prior post, I said that America was founded as a Republic. Although I did believe the distinction needed to be made between a Republic and a Democracy, it was not my intent to imply that a Republic is somehow unique, or that it made America great. A Republic is “a country that is governed by elected representatives and by an elected leader (such as a president) rather than by a king or queen”. Many countries in the world are republics, and are not free.

Constitution is simply “the system of beliefs and laws by which a country, state, or organization is governed” and “a document that describes this system”. Many countries have constitutions, including Iraq under Sharia Law, and they have nothing to do with freedom.

America has never been a free country. Free from King George, perhaps, but never truly free. 1913 was a particularly bad year. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 created the current central bank system and the 16th Amendment “allowing” the federal government to levy a tax on incomes was ratified.

The United States, with an economic freedom score of 75.5, is the 12th freest economy in the 2014 Index. America has become a police state and some say it is already worse than North Korea. The United States government spends about half of all military spending in the world and gets less safe.

In September 2013, Obama declared, “I believe America is exceptional.” If this is true, then I must ask, exceptional in what way? It sure isn’t in freedom.

-Kim Shady

7 thoughts on “America Is Not Exceptional

  1. Will arrive (I hope soon) the day in which you’ll stop to call your country with the neme of the continent in which is included?? Did you ever heard call italians Europe their country ? Or japanese Asia their one or nigerians Africa their one…Come on guys !!! AMERICA is the continent !!! p.s. you should also find a name for the populations, cause americans means from America so, brazilians, canadians, venezuelans, mexicans are american as and more then you;) May be uniters, may be staters…But find out some name…SOON:)!

    • Uh, excuse me, but it is divided by North America and South America. So basically there is no just America in the Western Hemisphere unless you refer to the U.S. of America.

  2. The 16th amendment did not give congress any new powers to tax it only specified that privileged “income” can be taxed no matter the source. It never allowed for capitation taxes on non privileged labor compensation. That’s why if you look at the percentage of tax payers prior to WW2 was very low.

  3. Adam, thank you for speaking out about Americas downfall and keeping us informed of tyranny. One thing though; when does all the talk stop and real action begins? I’m ready to march/protest anytime, anywhere in order to stop the madness that the Prez ( Hitler clone) is casting. Of all the shows speking out, I don’t hear where WE THE PEOPLE can become visible.

  4. The crude truth of the united states is that without the support of the working and lower class the current oppressive government will become vulnerable.Only the will of the people to to remove our coercive foundation of control can make a more peaceful and voluntary society,if the majority of the public do not realize our oppressive state of society the problem will only become worse for are future generations.

  5. Adam, awesome stuff! I’ve recently became a huge fan of you and what you stand for. If you’re ever in St. Louis to stir up the establishment, please let me know… I want to join regardless of the cost.

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