America, The Idea

It’s been said that America is as much an idea as a place. If this is true than America could be anywhere and much bigger than previously understood. If we are to understand what America is we should try to understand the ideas that the country is built on.

Freedom.

Federalism

Equal Rights.

Pursuit of Happiness

The Rule of Law

Peace Through Strength

I think it’s true that America is an idea as much as a place. The underlying premise is individual liberty. And while it is possible, it doesn’t exist anywhere to the degree that it does on the North American Continent.  I’d like to explore why that is.

About Stuart Whitman

Business Analyst by day. Reader and writer by night. Skeptical of conventional wisdom.
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