America's government was established over 200 years ago and stood completely unique and in a lot of ways still is. Many nations have now adopted some of the concepts from our very successful constitution. What makes our government so successful though? It was created by and for a moral people and was built to protect our unalienable rights; Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. To protect our lives we are given the second amendment. To protect our Liberty we are given the rest of our amendments. Our capitalism government grants us the Pursuit of Happiness. The right to have and grow a business, own land, and control our own income.
What causes a government to fail and how have we avoided it? When there is either tyranny or anarchy a nation cannot prosper. For instance when you have a communist country where the government controls everything down to the amount of money you can make no one can prosper because it takes away the initiative to work. If no matter how hard you work you're never going to be able to raise above anyone else, why would you work? Meanwhile a Capitalist system helps everyone, it creates jobs as well as keeps money flowing because businesses have to buy supplies to keep their business going and growing.
We are facing a scary situation today in America as some of these rights are being threatened. Our government is a perfect balance between tyranny and anarchy and without all of our laws the way they were meant to be, it puts us at risk. The government was created to serve the people not to rule us nor for us to depend on. When a nation depends on the government the people are then left powerless and usually living in poverty with the exception of government workers. We are blessed to be American citizens and need to protect that right with everything we have such as the men and women in the generations before us.