The United States is the oldest democracy in the world, and its endurance is a testament to our Constitution. It has endured the test of time, and if we want to continue to be a free society, we must rededicate ourselves to the principles it protects—individual liberty, personal freedom, and self-government.

On this day, 230 years ago, America's founders signed the Constitution and forever changed the course of history. Guided by that same document, we can make this century—the 21st Century—another great chapter in the story of America.  

Paul Ryan