In the history of the world, no other nation has been governed by a single document longer than ours. There is a reason for this—it was crafted with the collective wisdom that God gave our Founding Fathers. Benjamin Franklin said it best when the Constitutional Convention reached a deadlock as to the question of representation. He urged the delegates to pray each morning before undertaking the debates saying
“I’ve lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing Proofs I see of this Truth — That God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the House they labor in vain who build it. I firmly believe this, — and I also believe that without his concurring Aid, we shall succeed in this political Building no better than the Builders of Babel”
The Founders created our Constitution to limit the federal government to a narrow scope of authority that was defined in the document and given to each branch of government to restrain the other branches from overstepping their own authority. If we are faithful in our duty to elect honorable men and women to public office (and actively hold them accountable), our Constitution will continue to provide the framework to secure fundamental liberties for each of us and our posterity.