Commonwealth Policy Center

The high-rise condominium that recently collapsed in Miami has been called the deadliest accidental building collapse in American history. Three years ago a consultant found alarming “major structural damage” and “abundant” cracking and crumbling of the condo’s foundation. Engineers were shocked that a decades-old building could crumble in an instant. But such collapses aren’t relegated only to buildings. Abrupt collapses have happened to many nations in history. Every nation is built on a foundation, and for the nation to endure, the foundation must be maintained. Religious liberty, man/woman marriage, the right to life, and fiscal responsibility are all pillars of our society, but they are unfortunately cracking. Unless we shore up the foundations of our society, can we expect the commonwealth to stand?