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  • The Preamble to the Constitution

    by Founder on December 22, 2008

    in Voice of the People

    What is the Preamble? Do you know? The Preamble is the introduction to the Constitution. It is not really regarded as being a part of the Constitution – rather its “introduction”. The Preamble sets the tone for the Constitution and lays out its goals.

    Since the Preamble is not considered part of the Constitution you therefore cannot sue someone based solely on the Preamble – like you can sue based on for instance, the First Amendment or the Fourth Amendment.

    The Preamble is simply the greatest paragraph ever written. It set the tone for the American people to live their lives in a free and prosperous way. “We the People in order to form a more perfect union” – a more perfect UNION. They wanted to co-exist individually yet together while maintaining a government that would protect their rights. We the People – that’s you and I. The founding fathers were representing us when they wrote this document and I say “us” meaning the people – legal citizens of the United States of America.

    Here’s what the founding fathers wanted to do with the Constitution.

    • Form a More Perfect Union
    • Establish Justice
    • Insure Domestic Tranquility
    • Provide for the Common Defense
    • Promote the General Welfare
    • Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity

    They set forth these general guidelines with great wisdom and foresight. The U.S. has lived by this great document for over 200 years, yet it is now that our elected leaders have decided that they are smarter than our founding fathers. Our elected leaders apparently believe they have more foresight than our founding fathers had. Our current political “leaders” are snubbing their noses at the Constitution – and what are you going to do about it?

    The Preamble emphasizes the democratic nature of the new nation and how the people are the ones with the true power – not the politicians – at least this is how it was supposed to be. The Constitution was written to inspire “Hope” in 1787 – just as should inspire “Hope” today.

    I don’t believe this is the type of “hope” our new President elect is referring to however. His hope to the people is simply telling them that everything’s OK because the government will come to your rescue. We will print money and give it to the businesses and the people – and everything will be just OK. That’s not the type of “Hope” the constitution writes about.

    The Constitution writes about the “Hope” of a smaller government, one that simply protects the rights of the individuals, one that doesn’t pass debt on from one generation to another, one that speaks of justice, liberty, peace and prosperity. The Constitution offered the new American colonists great hope – just as it can offer all of us “Hope” today.

    Stand with me and make your voice heard. We are the bosses – not the politicians – but we MUST exercise our rights as presented in the Constitution. We must speak, assemble and petition – it’s our only “Hope”.

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