This video describes The American Form of Government and the founding principles in straightforward terms that you rarely hear today.
Instead of focusing on “left” or “right”, our founders were more concerned about “how much”. How much government is enough to protect our life, liberty and property from internal and external threats, without being oppressive? They envisioned the political spectrum as a continuous line from zero government on one end, to total government on the other. The “right” amount was somewhere in between — maybe 25% to 30%.