Without a deep and sincere concern for the citizens of their country a nation does not deserve the label of great.
No nation has had as great a beginning as the United States. It declared its independence because the founding fathers believed that a new nation deserved to exist, in order to give citizens the unalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, which were endowed by a Creator. Despite human rights violations to blacks and other minorities at various times, this country demonstrated a high regard for humanity throughout most of its existence. Through the combination of achieving power while maintaining a high regard for our Creator and for its citizens and universal humanity, the United States deserves the title of one of the greatest, if not the greatest nation, that has ever existed. The founding fathers were an exceptional group of people, who were ingenious in their establishment of this country. With the Constitution, they created an outstanding document to guide the nation.
Our Constitution has survived more than 215 years. For most of its existence it has guided this nation in the enactment of new laws. Until recent years, the citizens of this country had a great appreciation and understanding of the greatness of the Constitution. They also understood that our founding fathers declared independence and wrote a Constitution that had faith-based morality as an underpinning. They did not subscribe to either a religion-based or a secular-based morality to provide the proper code of conduct for a nation, which would welcome immigrants with diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.
A faith-based morality is simply based on a broad belief of a supernatural Creator and that such a belief encompasses the understanding of his greatness and that the people he created treat each other with love and kindness. In order for any nation to truly deserve the label of great, it must govern according to the standards of faith-based morality.