The central government was created with strictly limited powers leaving the states to compete with one another to become the best state, the one with the least amount of taxation and controls, one where citizens would want to build a business and raise a family.
That spirit of competition produced excellence as honest competition always does.
THE CONSTITUTION: OUR FIRM FOUNDATION
It wasn’t what Government did that made America great. It was what Government was prevented from doing that made the difference.
What set America apart from other lands was freedom for the individual. Freedom to work, to produce, to succeed and especially to keep the fruits of one’s labor.
America became great precisely because the stifling effect of too much government had been prevented.
However Freedom in America was not totally unrestrained. Americans overwhelmingly chose to limit their actions with moral codes such as the biblical Ten Commandants.
Personal morality and limited Government; it’s the combination that characterized America and made it the envy of the world.
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
Should have been named:
THE BILL OF LIMITATIONS ON GOVERNMENT
It’s vital to realize that the Bill of Rights never gave citizens any rights whatsoever. Its Sole Purpose: Safeguard God-given rights by limiting government power.
Our founders insisted that the government shall make no law about Speech, Religion, Assembly, The Press, Petitioning, Bearing Arms and so on…
These laws are directed squarely at the Federal Government, not the individual and not the States.