The United States was founded by philosophers and supported by fighters. This is true. It may be the only country in the world where philosophers got together to create ideas about a founding. But why?
The United States fought Great Britian. I know people don’t like to bring that up, but it’s important because at the time, the people were the lowest of the low. The crown had all the power and controlled the military.
Not so with the United States.
Here, our very being is based on philosophy which was out of reach for most people in Great Britian. Our President has very limited powers. The people control the military.
So, really, a regular, plain clothed civilian–even a poor one–is the most important in the United States. These are the people who, together, run the entire show.