The great philosopher Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” In 1787 a group of men assembled to construct the greatest political document of mankind. It was the most modern of political thinking that drew upon all the thousands of years of governments before it. These men realized the greatness the country could attain with the right form of government that would protect individual liberty.
The document they created enabled the country to change the course of the world. It brought prosperity never before experienced by so many. It lifted billions of people from abject poverty and the drudgery of daily life to education and free time – a concept largely unheard of. The people of the country became exceptional and, when given the most powerful military, sought not to use it to conquer but to liberate. This country is America and its document the Constitution.
However, most of her citizens consider the Constitution out dated. Something to be interpreted for “modern” times or just irrelevant. But since 1787 there has been no successful “modern” political thinking than that expressed in the Constitution. Political movements of collectivism expressed as socialism, communism and Marxism have all proven insufficient, unsustainable or simply abject failures. These are the old and past failed political philosophies.
Which is why we question how Americans so often revere the Constitution at the same time they remain ignorant of it? Why do we let politicians trample upon and disregard the Constitution? Why do we forsake our civic responsibility and allow ourselves to be played for fools? Why do we ignore the hundreds of years of history and make the same mistakes?
It was these questions that lead us to write Vigilance The Price of Liberty to help us remember who we are, where we came from, and why we are the last best hope for liberty and prosperity. Please join us in restoring that document that remains the most modern of political thought and let us not turn back to the failed old ways of despotic collectivism.