A welcome antidote to the negativism of our political season. Thanks!
America isn’t a country. She has no borders. She has no government. She has no President and no Congress. She has no Supreme Court, nor police force. There is no location on a map where you can place her. That is because America is, at her very heart, an idea. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher summed it up best by saying; “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” The premise that America is an idea is critical in understanding how we, as Americans, should approach everything in our lives. If we are to be the superpower of the world, as well as govern ourselves justly, we must have a firm basis as to why we are distinctly different from every other nation on Earth. Other nations were founded on centuries of history. America is unique because we were founded on an idea, a philosophy:
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