What Actually Makes America Great?

Jon Stewart explores the question of what actually makes America great. He suggests that we are fighting against nature in our national desire to build a democracy. We are and have been engaged as a nation in fighting for a set of ideals that haven't been successfully enacted before. Not easy work. Could this be what actually makes America great? 

How does values-based leadership apply here?

If collective American values are grounded in the principles of democracy and not in competition, how then can we align to those ideals as we choose how to lead moving forward? How do we reclaim the conversation about defining our national values? How can our values inform our choices about how to navigate conflict?