Rand Paul to Russia's Vladimir Putin: America is exceptional

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 13, 2013 3:02 PM
Sen. Rand Paul is fighting Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent op-ed with an op-ed of his own, taking issue in particular with Putin's dismissive attitude toward American exceptionalism. "I respond to him directly with the statement that yes, American is indeed exceptional," Paul wrote in TIME Magazine on Friday. "Our history has proved it so." The retort refers to Putin's concluding assertion in a New York Times op-ed Thursday that it is "extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional."