As such, the US when helping countries that call for help along with the UN and NATO. Must not forget that the most important part of helping out a country is to lay the foundations of Democracy and fair competition for powers that be.
This is then done through a very complex process of checks and balances started at the root process, to stop dictators from being babied by the Communist party to benefit the Communist Parties world expansion while hurting the Dictators people's. A such there is structure that is easily built to star the proper placement of a muti diversified power structure that shares power between more than one tribe. As such, we see the basic ideas I have in mind are.
1. President must step down after two terms. Which allows for the young folks and other tribes to feel like they have a peaceful way to obtain their people's views and have them heard and stood for.
2. Separation of Church and State. This is because primarily in countries there is one major religious party. As such, if the church is allowed to be political it usually destroys the democratic debate process and check and balance of power. As the majority of people in the US are Christian. However, a Christian party is illegal. This then allows for the Christians to break up into many tribes and keep the peace of debate and Democracy, while also allowing in those that are not Christian. Along with the fact that the church has been the world most oppressive tyrannical entity in the world, no matter what religion, pagan, Druid, Catholic, Muslims etc.
3. Freedom of speech. Which is the battle ground of a Democracy. In which reason and logic is used to show the proper way to go when problems arise.
4. Individual markets. This then allows the power to stay out of the hands of the political elite which will use their political structural hold on the economy to stifle their opposition. While also creating huge amounts of poverty in the name of the party. Where as free markets and individual ownership will try and make money and governments with little control of the economy. Will then move opposite of creating poverty and thust try to stop it via regulations and help.
Those are my choices. I could not fit the right to bear arms in there. However, it is a also a very close second to the corner stones. This is because, every politician when they enter their little wicked places, knows that with the second amendment comes private 32nd investigators with their own arms, along with the ability of at any time if the politician becomes to tyrannical and takes the whole lot of leaders with them, as our defenses are not centralized on the individual micro level. That they can be taken care of and must play the game fairly. I do not care who you are I have lead over 8,000 people before, that comes into your mind. It also keeps you in check to make sure you do not oppress people for the rich or use Communist ideas of centralizing the wealth to make the poor impoverished in the name of the party. Along with that the legally written not subconscious check is that fact that, one party could easily obtain help from a foreign country to allow that foreign party to come in and take out the other party, in which would thus cause the countries sovereignty to be spoiled. Which again, is a check to both parties as the individuals of this country who do not want to be part of any other country, will stand up for themselves if invaded.
However, that is a check and balance put into places of high resolve. Where first the corner stones must be laid and then a proper second stone placed as they wish.