googlef87758e9b6df9bec.html A Sure Word: Happy Constitution Day

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Constitution Day

Today is the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by our Founding Fathers in 1787. In recognition of the event, I thought I’d post the Preamble to the Constitution which specifically outlines what the Founding Fathers’ objective was.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America .

Let me break the objectives down into bullet points:

> Form a more perfect Union
> Establish Justice
> Insure domestic Tranquility
> Provide for the common defense
> Promote the general Welfare
> Secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity

Coincidentally, in the news today, we are hearing that Obama has ordered a halt to the missile shield in Europe. There’s also increasing pressure on Obama from the left to end the war in Afghanistan. I guess a bigger priority for Obama is getting every US citizen national health care. What’s funny is that Obama seems to be “promoting” defense and “providing” welfare – the exact opposite of what the Constitution says! Oh the irony!

Another objective enumerated in the Preamble is to “Secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” In short, we are supposed to preserve our liberties not simply for ourselves but for our children. How sad it is that we are burdening our children with a mountainous debt that they will have to spend their lifetimes repaying. And by the way, I guess some in Washington aren’t keen on preserving the right to life for our posterity, are they?

The political hacks in Washington have their agenda and they’re not about to let something like the Constitution get in the way. These lawmakers who took an oath to uphold the Constitution likely have never read it. On second thought, I’m sure they’ve read it they just weren’t sincere in their oath to uphold it. After all, they lie about everything else.

I think more people need to familiarize themselves with what is written in the Constitution and hold our legislators accountable. Let’s use this day as an occasion to start.

Happy Constitution Day!! God bless America.

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