This is not to say we don’t have problems. We are indeed falling behind -- not behind other countries, but behind our promise and potential. Our government spends too much, tries to tell us how to run our private lives, and ties us down in red tape.
Our government leaders, the media, and academia refuse to admit that we’re exceptional. We’re told we have to manage our decline as a power -- that the great debate over ideas we’re having is evidence that “our politics is broken.”
This is nonsense. Steve Jobs may have given to liberal causes and politicians, but his life proved the existence of the American Dream. As anyone who’s Googled something on an iPad and then tweeted about it will tell you, trail-blazers such as Steve Jobs symbolize American exceptionalism every day.