If that is true, then as the elections of 2008 and 2012 demonsrated, As far as the voters go, Americans are in the minority.
You are right about that. A lot of voters appear to have no identification with being a real American—that is, one who understands the match between freedom and responsibility that enable individual pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of life and liberty.
However, if you ask those same voters, I suspect many if not a majority would claim they want “freedom, prosperity, and a low-cost government.” Many of them want that for themselves but not for other people. Many of them think they are voting for these things but have been fooled by propagandists. Many of them want these things in the abstract but in detail really want a handout and special treatment from government. Many people actually believe the propaganda that the “other side” wants to take these things away from them and end up getting hoodwinked.
Thanks for the post—it was a good one.