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S.T. Karnick: American Exceptionalism

July 3, 2017

Built upon a foundation of liberty, America remains unique and truly exceptional throughout the world.

Heartland expert S.T. Karnick discusses 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.

S.T. Karnick is the director of publications for The Heartland Institute. Before joining Heartland, he served as director of publications for the Hudson Institute, where he was co-founder and editor in chief of the organization's quarterly magazine, American Outlook.

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S.T. Karnick is the director of publications for The Heartland Institute.
skarnick@heartland.org
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Jim Lakely is the director of communications and the primary media contact at The Heartland Institute.
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