One of the 4 or 5 greatest documents in the history of civilization, the US Constitution created and has served for 225 years to strengthen to basic freedoms on which the United Sates of America was founded. George Washington, who presided over the Constitutional Convention, put the importance of the document and its principles this way: "Toward the preservation of your government and the permanency of your present happy state, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenance irregular oppositions to its acknowledged authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, however specious the pretexts. One method of assault may be to effect in the forms of the Constitution alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown." To continually water down through constant "innovations"...isn't that what we are dealing with now? The Marxist left constantly sings the about the need to make the Constitution a "living document" and is irrelevant in its current form because it is out of date. Washington told us to be on guard for such tactics over two hundred years ago. It will serve us well right now to heed his warnings.

The Left’s Rights Distortions

from The Wall Street Journal,

The press and activists scorn Pompeo’s defense of ‘unalienable rights.’

The State Department on Thursday unveiled a report on America’s founding principles, and the news is that what should be an easy consensus is now attacked and distorted.

While Mr. Pompeo’s introductory speech took shots at progressive efforts to defame the American founding, the report is in no sense a partisan document or a whitewash of history.

So why the ridicule from the liberal press and activists? Because the State Department commission draws a distinction between civil and political rights, such as freedom of speech and equality before the law, and “economic and social rights.” The latter, like the right to a state pension or to abortion, may be valued by citizens and enacted by governments. But they are not fundamental to a free society in the same way as the unalienable rights the American founders sought to protect.

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