The American experiment is founded upon a presupposition, a prior commitment to an ordered liberty—an established order. That means policies, it means a covenant, in our case, it means a Constitution. As of right now, the U.S. Constitution is the longest surviving written constitution in human history.
It’s a remarkable document.
All of that came to the fore this past week in the violent events that interrupted the joint session of Congress to count the votes of the Electoral College.
At the end of the day on Wednesday, our constitutional order proved itself, once again, resilient. But that doesn’t take away any of the tragedy and the horror of what took place.
It was an enormous stress test on ordered liberty—a stress test brought on by the President of the United States.
It’s an opportunity for the right, the left, conservatives, liberals, all Americans, to repudiate political violence and reaffirm—once again—our commitment to ordered liberty.
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