From George Will's latest column:
The American project was to construct a constitutional regime whose institutional architecture would guarantee the limited government implied by the Founders' philosophy: Government is instituted to "secure" (the Declaration of Independence) preexisting natural rights. Today, however, neither the executive nor legislative branches takes this seriously, the judiciary has forsworn enforcing it, and neither political party represents it because no substantial constituency supports it.
Mr. Will's column goes on to call America "a country that currently is indifferent to its founding." That's hard to square with the popularity of "Hamilton" on Broadway. Perhaps the whole column is too pessimistic, or perhaps Mr. Will is right that conservatives "need a talent for pessimism." He certainly displays such talent in this particular column.