Pull out a US coin. Penny, dime nickel, quarter, whatever. Look at it.
You will see the three American values printed right on it.
In God We Trust: The One who defines our values and gives us our rights as his children. No one but God can justly take these rights away because God is the one who gave them.
Liberty: Possessing inalienable rights from God to act according to one’s will without coercion.
E Pluribis Unum: From many, one. We all (regardless of your backgroud) can come together a form something greater than the sum of the parts.
Notice you don’t see “equality” or “fairness” or “niceness” or “political correctness” printed on our coins. Look at a French coin and you will see “Equality, Liberty, Fraternity.” That’s not us. They can’t have the same liberty we have b/c you have to take away liberty to make equality (I.e, the amount of money you can make, the car you drive, the house you live in, your education).
American values is about creating the circumstances where you have the ablility to achive greatness or suckiness, depending on your choices made through your God-given rights to liberty. We trust that God has given you some talents where you can use your liberty to improve your circumstances in life and join the rest of society and make it a better place.
Try to teach your children these values. They don’t teach them in public schools anymore. They teach that everything should be fair and that the government will make it fair if you can’t improve your life on you own- all you have to do is give up your liberty, God, and your individualism…oh, and they want that dime with the words on it too.