America is not great because of it large, talented population. Nor of its huge gross domestic product. Nor its arsenal of nuclear warheads. Nor its vast natural resources. Many other countries enjoy some of those benefits and burdens.
America is great–and proves its greatness every day–because it respects its own limitations, most recently by a ruling by the government’s courts against the government.
The leader of the government may not like the ruling. He may appeal the ruling. He may berate and ridicule the judges, but … but he will abide by the ruling.
America is great because the most powerful man in America is not above the law.
And the least powerful is not beneath the law.