Claims of American exceptionalism tend to evoke either knee-jerk patriotic fervor or “intellectual” bemoaning of unwarranted arrogance. Either reaction misses the point. America does stand exceptional among the nations of Earth. This is not a rhetorical claim without substantiation, but an indisputable historical fact. What makes America exception is no cause for arrogance, pride, or self-adulation. It is the unique source of philosophical pillars which have contributed to an unlikely continuity of government for nearly two and a half centuries. Knowing the secret to our success, which has been made secret through concerted effort by domestic enemies of our Constitution, is an essential prerequisite to restoring and maintaining the republic. One cannot repair or perpetuate that which they do not understand.