Condi Rice Exudes American Exceptionalism Wednesday Night

On Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention, former Secretary of State Condi Rice delivered a speech on American Exceptionalism that should be required viewing for students of all ages by the end of this week. Rather than pick apart segments of the speech, here is the video in its entirety.


Paul Ryan Dominates

By Steve Parkhurst

The title here says it all. Congressman Paul Ryan dominated with his speech Tuesday night. The whole speech could be viewed as a highlight. But, two sections particularly struck me:

“We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people, of every background, to succeed and prosper. Under this approach, the spirit of initiative – not political clout – determines who succeeds.”

And this:

“We need to reclaim our American system of limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations and sound money, which has blessed us with unprecedented prosperity. And it has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed. That’s the real secret to job creation – not borrowing and spending more money in Washington.

Limited government and free enterprise have helped make America the greatest nation on earth.

These are not easy times, but America is an exceptional nation. In all the chapters of human history, there has never been anything quite like America. The American story has been cherished, advanced and defended over the centuries.”