Everything here is my opinion. I do not speak for your employer.
Democracy - the hard way
- The great fear of the founders of the United States was that, having
created their country out of a violence that papered over the country's
fundamental internal contradictions ... it would break apart again. And it
would do so violently. They were right to be afraid, as that was preciely
what happened some 75 years later.
That original fear of the founders still
lies at the heart of nationalism in the United States and still drives the
country's idea of citizenship expressed through loyalty.
-- John Ralston Saul, A Fair Country (p.139)