Washington, D.C. was built on a swamp that had to be drained before construction could begin.  But things were different then: America was a new nation, with a small government, limited spending, and little influence on the rest of the world. America also had George Washington instead of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

From those beginnings, America has become the beacon for people across the globe, who see opportunity and freedom here that they cannot find at home. America has always stood as a symbol of greatness and yes, exceptionalism.

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