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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
A Historical Assessment July 16, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"They also had this vision and they hoped that—and they had a long-term vision. It was a wonderful long-term vision of what kind of a country you could build if you just laid down God-given liberties, timeless principles, and laid out the pillars of American exceptionalism, articulate them, sell them to the American people, get them to support your Declaration of Independence, get them committed to doing what they knew they had to do, fight a war against King George."
Legislative Session July 15, 2014
Ted Cruz, R-TX
"Only when the Palestinians take it upon themselves to embrace their neighbors and to eradicate terrorist violence from their society can a real and just peace be possible. Until then, there should be no question of the firm solidarity of the United States with Israel in the mutual defense of our fundamental values and interests. This is nothing less than the defense of our very exceptionalism as a nation—that same exceptionalism fueled by those God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to which Israel aspires."
Fountain County Veterans Memorial Post Office July 14, 2014
Todd Rokita, R-IN
"Lance Corporal Witsman firmly believed in the freedoms enshrined in our founding documents that have helped define our American exceptionalism. He felt humbled by, honored to, and responsible for fighting to uphold those very freedoms and standards which we talk about so often here on the House floor, and that Americans talk about throughout the country. He was not only humbled to serve his country, but he was humbled to serve next to his fellow military brothers, whom he would often boast to about how great Indiana was."
Playing Politics For The Camera June 24, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"I was disappointed with Ronald Reagan. I was disappointed twice during his administration. I watched him closely. I believe that Ronald Reagan understood the founding principles of this country so confidently and so clearly that no amount of lobbying, no amount of rhetoric, no amount of misinformation was going to change his adherence to the fundamental principles that are the pillars of American exceptionalism."
Global Warming June 3, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"How many times have our colleagues on the other side talked about exceptionalism; that America is such a different and great country. I don’t quarrel with that. I don’t want to be braggadocios about it, but I don’t quarrel with it."

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