Toomey: ‘I believe in American exceptionalism’
Lest there be any confusion, Pat Toomey believes in American exceptionalism.
The Republican Senate candidate, who has implied in the past that President Obama doesn’t share this view, reiterated his belief in American greatness during a recent video interview with The Post-Gazette.
Asked to define his political philosophy, Toomey said: “It’s a conservative philosophy that believes very strongly in the virtues of personal freedom. I’m a big believer that American is an exceptional country. I believe in American exceptionalism, and I think the source of that exceptionalism was an idea. What makes us a country and what makes us unique is not a common ethnicity but a commitment to a set of ideals. And at the heart of those ideals is the idea that the role of the government should be limited, that the freedom of the individual should be the highest political priority, and that people should be free to pursue their dreams, pursue their happiness.”
See video of the interview below.
September 20, 2010 at 9:25 am
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