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Video: Daniel Hannan and Sean Hannity on American Exceptionalism

Posted: November 19, 2013 at 10:45 am   /   by

Daniel Hannan is South East England’s Conservative Member of Parliament. In this clip, he talks with Sean Hannity about Obamacare, American exceptionalism, and the much broader topic of the contribution of English-speaking countries to world freedom. The clip begins with replays of Hannan’s prescient 2009 warnings about nationalized health care.

As always, Hannan manages to be both erudite and plain-spoken, which is no mean feat.  In his crisp UK accent, he heaps praise on the history of English-speaking countries, and he decries what is happening to this Anglosphere  that brought such great freedom to humanity. At the same time, mimicking and mocking Obama, he admonishes America:

If you want to keep your way of life, you can keep you way of life.
If you want to keep your Constitution, you can keep your Constitution.
PERIOD … no one can take it away from you.


It’s too bad we don’t have more American leaders who share Daniel Hannan’s views, attitudes, energy, and enthusiasm.  Compare him to (for example) the dour and sour Harry Reid. Could there be a greater contrast?

Hannan is promoting his new book Inventing Freedom, How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World.   If the book reads the way he speaks, I expect I’ll want to buy it.  If it’s available in audio form with Hannan himself narrating it, I’ll buy it for sure. Somehow, every time I hear him speak, I feel like I’m suddenly hearing the words of my own language pronounced correctly(!).

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David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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Video: Daniel Hannan and Sean Hannity on American Exceptionalism