To the Europeans reason alone was Supreme. The Americans moral reasoning was Supreme.
It’s pretty hard to logically deny that this was in fact the primary factor in the wild success this country in its first hundred and fifty years or so.
It’s also hard to logically deny that the degree to which we’ve gotten ourselves in trouble as a nation and as a people are directly connected to our rejection of that moral logic.
Finally observe the political group who want to return us to that morality and the logic attendant to it and those who want us to be more European.