From Paul Ryan’s speech today at Hillsdale College in commemoration of Constitution Day (via NRO):
What makes our Constitution such an extraordinary document is that, in making the United States the freest civilization in history, the Founders guaranteed that it would become the most prosperous as well. The American system of limited government, low taxes, sound money, and the rule of law has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed.
This has the ring of truth. It must be bitter medicine, indeed, for those who wish to replace our previously-free capitalist-based system with the failure-bound methods of class warfare and government control of every aspect of our lives.