The Left are dishonest about religion in America. One of the biggest lies and intentional revisions that has been repeated for decades is that relating to the relationship of institutions of Church and State.
A negative, more cynical view of American exceptionalism has become a popular trend among millennials and many on the Left, often a result of liberal college professors revising our nation’s history and spreading their cynicism to young and passionate minds. It is important therefore, to first differentiate what American exceptionalism is and what it is not.
Liberty without Order is no Liberty at all. Order without liberty is tyranny. Equality alone leads to socialistic/communistic government that demands equality of outcome over individual liberty.
The greatness and goodness of America is displayed in that she affords freedom and guarantees protection for the citizens that hate her.
She is not without flaws, yet the greatest testament to her greatness is her willingness and ability to overcome wrong and champion that which is good.