Saturday, June 23, 2012

Political Culture Makes America Exceptional

Read the column here.

Some readers may remember that I had intended a column along these lines last November as sort of a tie-in with Thanksgiving. Then the Selig/Walmart thing erupted and I am just now getting back around to this topic (Independence Day seemed like a reasonable time for it). Anyway, this is one of those times when I'm not sure that my execution of the topic was as good as the topic warranted, but what are you gonna do?

Addendum -  Another thing that did not make it into the column was the fact that we have a peaceful transfer of power after elections. We have never had a president, governor, or even a city councilman (of which I am aware at any rate) who simply refused to leave office and whose supporters took up arms to keep him there (which is not to say that some skulduggery has not occurred from time to time).

Just pay attention to the news and you will see that such is not the way political events unfold in much of the world.

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