President Barack Obama shocked the world today, after announcing that he endorses the right of same-sex couples to marry, claiming his decision as an "evolution" in his views of this subject matter.
Back in the ’60s, corporal punishment was common practice for a shocking 94 percent of parents in the US. While a lot of us may find this number unsettling, just as many don’t. In fact, half of all parents today admitted to punishing children by “spanking on the bottom with a bare hand” to a telephone poll conducted by the National Institutes for Mental Health.
According to a survey from the Pew Research Center of 2003 American adults, the idea of American exceptionalism is alive and well among the 48 percent of the country who say the US stands alone as the best country in the world.