American exceptionalism is already dead. Banana republic over-the-top central government authority has killed it and the leviathan in Washington is consuming traditional America. It is not corruption as the writer argues but this is the nature of Marxism and central planning. We have given up individual liberty that was the cornerstone of exceptionalism for the dead hand of government authority and control. This kind of government does not reflect well on humanity and it will always cause troubles like we are observing now.
We are way too far down the path to ever return without a cathartic readjustment that will probably involve violence and death. That is why I do not want to raise my children in the place. This is why I would prefer that they not go to university there and why I hope that they think of themselves as a citizen of the world instead of the nation that is letting so very many people down.
Scandals costing us American exceptionalism: Column