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Wit and Wisdom for a One Party State

A handbook for government by wishful thinking

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Exceptionalism, n. Delusions of difference.

2008 S CALABRESI via NYT 16 Sep. "Those of us concerned about citation of foreign law — your article quotes me as one of them — believe in something called American exceptionalism, which holds that the United States is a beacon of liberty, democracy and equality of opportunity to the rest of the world."
Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 542 U.S. 426 (2004) "The Court rejects additional arguments made by the dissent in support of the mistaken view that exceptions exist to the immediate custodian and district of confinement rules whenever exceptional, special, or unusual cases arise."
2008 US SUPREME COURT via LEXIS 21 Sep. "No documents were found for your search terms: 'exceptionalism'"
2008 DISCOVER THE BOOK 25 Aug. "Beware of the problem of exceptionism, which make me think my life is an exception to God’s Word. Thus I can excuse myself from doing anything for Heaven because of my past, or my pain, or my poverty, or my poor self-image. The problem of exceptionism can erase Christ's well done. Remember Annanias and Saphira."

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