To the extent that America has any "core value" it certainly isn't "the rule of law"... its Freedom... the idea that people should be able to do whatever they want, say whatever they want, think whatever they want, go wherever they want, eat whatever they want, worship however they want, vote however they want, love (or sex) whoever they want, and do it all whenever they want. If anything the "core value" of Americans is about as contrary to the "rule of law" as it gets... we Americans are actually pretty rule averse... but its the kind of thing that you might not get if you aren't American. People have a tendency sometimes to idealize America and project their own dreams and values onto America. Speeding is a national emergency! Mothball the Marines and divert the funds to Highway patrol! These speeders must be stopped at any cost!