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Honor for the Peaceful Transition of Power

Bruce2397 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:46 AM
"...the longtime peaceful transfer or reaffirmation of power is a uniquely American thing to behold." Uh, have you ever heard of England? Canada? France? Sweden? Norway? I'm sure there are other countries that also have a record of "longtime peaceful transfer of power." It's great that we have this record, but this pathetic grasping to prop up "American exceptionalism" is getting old.
There was a brief appearance on the dais of a Republican during President Obama's inauguration ceremony this morning. Senator Lamar Alexander (R.-Tenn.) appeared before Vice President Biden took his ceremonial oath of office to lay out why conservatives have reason to at least admire America on a day when their political adversary officially begins his second term in office.

"The American tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power... we do this in a peaceful and orderly way," Alexander said. "There is no mob, no coup, no insurrection. This is a moment when millions stop and watch."

Indeed, the longtime...