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Strange Days: A Canadian in TrumpLand – Human Parts – Medium. Living just a few short miles north of the border, the United States has always been a huge part of my life.

Strange Days: A Canadian in TrumpLand – Human Parts – Medium

Family vacations, road trips, and broadcasting on the ABC and NBC feeds from Vermont and upstate New York, occasionally interrupted by campaign ads for a dashing young Bernie Sanders running for Senate — the TV shows, movies, sports, and general ethos that helped shape my childhood. Driving through your average Canadian town you would be hard-pressed not to think you were driving through your average American town. Everything is the same. Yet somehow it isn’t.

Teachers’ Resources. Donald Trump's angry America. It was, in the end, the best possible night for Donald Trump.

Donald Trump's angry America

On Super Tuesday, 11 American states voted for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. Trump won seven. OUR MANIFEST DESTINY. Listen to these all to familiar words from the mouths of some politicians these days.

OUR MANIFEST DESTINY

They make the hair stand up on the back of my neck when I hear them. “This is not who we are: we’re better than that!” Sorry, White America, but this is EXACTLY who we are! Think about it. We arrived on America’s shores from northern Europe with our diseases and our “weapons of mass destruction,” which, in those days was the blunderbuss. Donald Trump’s calls to “Make America great again” show that American Exceptionalism is still a powerful idea. In his calls to “Make America great again” Donald Trump is making both a threat and a promise.

Donald Trump’s calls to “Make America great again” show that American Exceptionalism is still a powerful idea.

What it signifies more fundamentally, however, is that Donald Trump understands how important American exceptionalism is in US electoral politics. Hilde Restad gives an overview of the history and role of the idea of American exceptionalism in US politics. She writes that despite concerns over its end during the 1970s and 2000s, American exceptionalism never really went away, something which was proven by conservatives’ doubts about President Obama’s stated belief in the ideology. “The City upon a Hill” by John Winthrop: what is it about? Posted on June 28, 2010.

“The City upon a Hill” by John Winthrop: what is it about?

Filed under: 17th century America, Puritans | Tags: City on a Hill, John Winthrop, New England, Puritans | The “City upon a Hill” section of the sermon called “A Model of Christian Charity” was written in 1630 by the Puritan leader John Winthrop while the first group of Puritan emigrants was still onboard their ship, the Arbella, waiting to disembark and create their first settlement in what would become New England.

The “City” section of this sermon was pulled out by later readers as a crystallization of the Puritan mission in the New World. Of course, as with any topic touching on the Puritans, there’s some myth-busting to be done. John ~Winthrop's City upon a Hill, 1630. John Winthrop's City upon a Hill, 1630 Therefore lett us choose life, that wee, and our Seede, may live; by obeyeing his voyce, and cleaveing to him,

John ~Winthrop's City upon a Hill, 1630

John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny, 1839. John L.

John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny, 1839

O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny, 1839 Excerpted from "The Great Nation of Futurity," The United States Democratic Review, Volume 6, Issue 23, pp. 426-430. The complete article can be found in The Making of America Series at Cornell University The American people having derived their origin from many other nations, and the Declaration of National Independence being entirely based on the great principle of human equality, these facts demonstrate at once our disconnected position as regards any other nation; that we have, in reality, but little connection with the past history of any of them, and still less with all antiquity, its glories, or its crimes.

It is so destined, because the principle upon which a nation is organized fixes its destiny, and that of equality is perfect, is universal. Most important election.pptx. 2016 Presidential Election. “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.

2016 Presidential Election

The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt TABLE OF CONTENTS (Revised 9/1/16) (For info on the 2016 General Elections, visit Student News Daily’s General Elections page.) A National Platform is the official statement of a political party’s position on a wide variety of issues. US Election 2016. Tablet Magazine – Jewish News and Politics, Jewish Arts and Culture, Jewish Life and Religion.

No, Trump’s anti-Muslim proposals aren’t anti-American. They’re just the latest entries in a history of American religious and racial persecution. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Dec. 7 that he was in favor of a '"total and complete" shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.

No, Trump’s anti-Muslim proposals aren’t anti-American. They’re just the latest entries in a history of American religious and racial persecution.

(C-SPAN) Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Dec. 7 that he was in favor of a '"total and complete" shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said that he was in favor of a "total and complete" shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. Democrats say Trump is ‘not who we are.’ They’re wrong.

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory on June 30 in Manchester, N.H.

Democrats say Trump is ‘not who we are.’ They’re wrong.

(Robert F. Bukaty/AP) In their well-coordinated counterstrike on Donald Trump last month — a response to his outrageous call, following the Orlando massacre, to ban Muslims from entering the United States — President Obama and Hillary Clinton described the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, or, at least, his words, as un-American. “That’s not the America we want. It doesn’t reflect our democratic ideals,” Obama argued. It’s a key component of the message Democrats have seized upon as they fight to retain control of the White House: that Trump stands as something wholly apart in our politics. Read the Full Transcript of Donald Trump’s ‘Second Amendment’ Speech. Manifest Destiny. No, Trump’s anti-Muslim proposals aren’t anti-American. They’re just the latest entries in a history of American religious and racial persecution. Manifest Destiny of Donald Trump. As T. Jackson Lear argues in Flexible Frontiers: Expansion, Contraction, Regeneration (2009), the assertion of culture over nature was pinnacle in nineteenth-century Americans’ desire to expand their land claims and ideas of manifest destiny westward across the United States unobstructed by long established Native American communities.

OUR MANIFEST DESTINY. Confessions From A Spoiled Rich Kid. Envisioning The American Dream. Martin O'Malley: Gun Control Is Part of Restoring the American Dream. NRA fairy tale writer trumpets guns and mystical powers of numerology for nation’s safety. Thinking back on the fairy tales that my parents read me as a child, I realize that they were completely horrifying.

You've got women trapped in towers, babies offered up to break family curses, a little bit of incest, a lot of DIY surgery, and a healthy dose of casual cannibalism. But importantly, crucially even, they were written over 200 years ago. Their plots largely defy the laws of physics and basic logic. The characters were so far-removed from my reality that it did not even cross my mind that I should imitate their behavior. Gun Control Is The New American Dream. The San Bernardino shooting is the latest massacre to grip the headlines in the US. The shooting comes weeks after the Paris attacks and exemplifies the reason why gun laws within America need to change. Gun control american dream. Good Guys With Guns, Bad Guys With Guns – A Short Story. It’s been ages since I posted on Florilegia, but it’s not because I haven’t been writing. I’ve been working on some serials and short stories, most recently the one I’m going to share with you here.

The story had its origin in discussions I had with my mother following the Newtown shooting, more specifically discussions we had following the NRA’s call to put armed guards in every school. After picking up our Canadian jaws off the floor, we talked over all the implications such a policy would have, and how absurd it was to think that one could tell the good guys from the bad guys before you handed over the guns and put those guys to work “guarding” school children. I’m distributing this story free of charge under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License, so please feel free to share likewise. Good Guys With Guns, Bad Guys With Guns December 15, 2012 She climbed back into her own bed and huddled under the covers.

Fictional Story about gun control. I found this short story on gun control and thought it was interesting. Short Stories About The American Dream. These selections feature characters or families that are trying to better their lives, for themselves and their children. These stories might interest an avid reader, or might be suitable short stories for middle school kids. How Inequality Is Killing the American Dream...And What We Can Do About It.

Economic Inequality Is A Cancer Killing The American Dream For 99% Of Americans! Americans Say Dream Fading as Income Gap Shows Unequal Chances. Most Of Us Fear 'American Dream' Is Dead, Want $10.10 Minimum Wage. The American Dream is now just that for its middle classes – a dream. Bustle. This Harvard Graduate's Powerful Speech Is Moving People To Tears - BuzzFeed News. Despite what Trump and Sanders say, the American Dream has not been stolen. The myth destroying America: Why social mobility is beyond ordinary people’s control. How America's fast food industry makes a quick buck.