My country hasn't done squat.
Like I said, two hundred plus years ago a group of enlightened oligarchs tried to create a limited government that would insure freedom for subsequent generations. They had limited success. That's no reason to think of myself or of any of my present day countrymen as "exceptional".
There are exceptional people in this world, but the country into which they were born has little to do with it.
Never trouble trouble til trouble troubles you. Fortune Cookie