Peter Wehner of Washington DC's Ethics and Public Policy Center notes two contrasting centre right views on whether the policies of the Obama adminstration threaten 'American exceptionalism'*.
First Charles Murray:
From David Brooks:
* Gerard Baker's definition: "This election is a struggle between the followers of American exceptionalism and the supporters of global universalism. Democrats are more eager than ever to align the US with the rest of the Western world, especially Europe. This is true not just in terms of a commitment to multilateral diplomacy that would restore the UN to its rightful place as arbiter of international justice. It is also reflected in the type of place they'd like America to be: a country with higher taxes, more business regulation, a much larger welfare safety net and universal health insurance. The Republicans, who still believe the US should follow the beat of its own drum, are pretty much against all of that."