“We’re number 18” isn’t much of a rallying cry.
Caring more about people than profit would help.
Committing to universal health care would, too.
Ditto, affirming the right of all people, including the unborn, to life.
Accepting that cops should never be outgunned by “patriots” would be good.
Idiots storming the Capitol; that’s certainly a great sign of an exceptional nation.
Creating informed immigration policies might be something to consider.
Finding real dollars for education rather than imaginary dollars for wars would do a lot.
Hey, 18 is…good. But not exceptional.
And that myth echoes loudly across the land in the 10th month of a pandemic amid evidence that the desperately hoped for vaccine is having all kinds of rollout problems.