Diversity as an American Value
The United States was founded through a deliberative process that examined the wisdom and experience of the ages to discern human nature and the best forms of government that accorded with that nature. The Founders established a republic as the first nation in world history to be based upon certain principles.
In the formulation of the idea of “out of many, one,” diversity is not an end in itself but the unity centered on the principles of liberty and self-government. Americans express their differences in a wide variety of interesting ways, but they commonly embrace a country founded as a republic with limited purposes of government and freedom and equality of individuals.