But I have one criticism. America was not founded on "ideology." Our acceptance of "ideology," Lockean or other, grew out of experience--the experiences of the particular settlers, here, and their forebears in Europe. (See America--Grounded on Experience & Reason.) This point is vital to an understanding of why we succeeded so well--when we still applied that lesson--and why all the fantasy pursuing ideologies always fail.
This economist sums up our current trajectory quite nicely. Just look at North Korea to see where Obama and his ilk want to take us.
The USSR is now a full generation in the rear-view mirror.
People have forgotten. It will happen again.
“What do you think the Russians talk about in their Councils of State? Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, stoical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments. Just like we do.” - Arthur Jensen (Network)
Communism is just another form of Capitalism, only in this case, the Capital belongs to the State.