The American founders learned from Montesquieu to eschew universalist ideology but defend freedom in their particular time and place.
John C. Pinheiro
John C. Pinheiro is Director of Research at Acton Institute. He was Professor of History and the founding director of Catholic Studies at Aquinas College. He is author of the award-winning Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War (Oxford), James K. Polk and Civil-Military Relations during the Mexican War (Praeger Security International), and The American Experiment in Ordered Liberty (Acton Institute). He is on Twitter as @DrJohnPinheiro.