On this day 227 years ago, a brilliant group of people gathered together in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
They had fought for and won their independence. And after several months of discussing, debating, and drafting, they wrote a four-page document that defined the limited role of our federal government. It was our Constitution -- the contract between our government and we the people.
For the first time a nation was established to protect human liberty. A nation that recognized our rights come from our Creator and are not given to us by government or decree.
Can you imagine being there? Can you envision George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and so many more incredible minds considering how to best secure liberty for future generations?
Because that's what was truly on their minds.
"Posterity!" John Adams later wrote. "You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it."
It's no small miracle that we remain a relatively free people today.
This is why you and I do what we do.