American Exceptionalism - How the World's Greatest 'Turnaround' Nation Will Do It Again. Townhall, by Kara Jones July 3, 2014 Individual liberty, rule of law, and economic freedom are central to what makes America unique in world history. Our success, our power, and our global influence rest strongly on the values on which this country was founded. English author G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed...It enunciates that all men are equal in their claim to justice, that governments exist to give them that justice, and that their authority is for that reason just.” The creed Chesterton refers to is, of course, the Declaration of Independence. Read more about American Exceptionalism - How the World's Greatest 'Turnaround' Nation Will Do It Again.