Speaking to the constitutional convention, George Washington said:

If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God (emphasis added).

General Washington called for a standard to be created that could consistently be returned to over time as a base. A standard is significant because it is a foundation that is unchanging. Washington did not call for a “framework”, an “understanding”, or some “starting point” to be created. He called for a standard.

In basketball, the standard is the apparatus that the backboard and rim are connected to. For all regular adult play, the basketball standard is the same height, regardless of if one plays at the neighborhood park, the local recreation center, in high school, in the Olympics, or in the NBA.

A basketball standard stands the same, regardless of where it is located. Basketball players of all skill levels know exactly what to expect when they step on a basketball court, regardless of its location. They know that they can depend on the standard always being 10 feet.

Our constitution is such a standard of law. This is what our Republic is built upon. However, its principles are constantly under attack by those who would prefer another standard or no standard at all.

Having the standard that is the constitution means there is a sure foundation that our country is build upon. If this standard is subject to consistent change by the seasonal whims of the changes of “our day” or “these times” or if there were no standard at all, then our country’s foundation is that of the foolish man who built his house upon the sand. “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”

General Washington most certainly was correct. The constitution of the United States of America is a standard of correct law. It is a standard to the people of this country and a standard to the world of freedom. The fruits of this freedom are prosperity never before seen upon this Earth, which is why the citizens of all nations flow to our country.

I pray that we may defend our glorious standard and its original meaning and intent. There intentionally is no “redistribution of wealth” or “social justice” in the constitution, nor is anyone to be given a fish. The constitution protects our freedom from a tyrannical government which is why our founding fathers intentionally placed significant constraints on the government! The constitution does not tell us what the “government must do on our behalf” because as Thomas Paine said, “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one“. The constitution does provide the freedom for us to act on our own behalf and the framework providing for the opportunity to be more successful than any nation in the history of this world. Let us stand up to defend this standard and fight against those who would place us in the bondage of government! There is no greater gift than our freedom. We take it for granted every single day. Will you continue to willingly give it away to the government piece by piece?