I agree but I’d have to take a little somber note on American Exceptionalism.
Unfortunately, I think as a nation, we tend to behave with American exemptionalism rather than exceptionalism. We hold double standards: standards for other nations that we don’t hold to our own, a foreign policy that’s blind to domestic policy and domestic policy that’s blind to foreign policy.
It makes us look perpetually naive to other nations but we look perpetually good to ourselves.
That said, as much as I think we’re blind to ourselves, I’ll take it. It’s a good nation to be in overall for me. Could always be better – and I could count the ways – but in the end, I’m glad to be here.