Heartland Institute Director of Publications S.T. Karnick, and Director of Communications Jim Lakely discuss how America is fundamentally exceptional as a result of its foundation on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America’s inherent exceptionality derives from the establishment of a government where liberty and freedom are paramount.
The founding fathers entrusted the people to govern themselves, live their own lives, and choose those who directed the nation. Yet, the government has increasingly strayed away from the ideals of America’s founding through the increasing role of bureaucrats throughout society.