Posts Tagged ‘The Constitution of the United States’

Through The Constitution

November 30, 2009

I hear a lot of things spit out there followed by the phrase “it’s in the Constitution”. Well, is it really? Do you know? I hold in my hand a book titled “The Constitution of the United States” and I would like to write a series of posts in which we will go through this book and at the end you will know what’s in it. I will assume that my readers are totally unaware of this document so we will start at the beginning and we will analyze it as we go.

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.

This is known as the preamble, defined as “an introduction to something, as a law, which states the purpose and reasons for the matter which follows”. We the People of the United States. Delegates were sent to a central location to act on behalf of the people. In Order to form a more perfect Union. This is the “Union” that is often refered to as in the Union army. Thirteen colonies bound together. They wanted to form a more perfect one than any before. Establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare. Domestic, common, general, all words for the people, all the people. Justice, defence, tranquility and welfare, these are the things they were striving for. Posterity means future generations. They wanted these things for themselves and future generations.

That’s the preamble in a nutshell. It’s one of the shortest parts of the Constitution. I will continue to keep up with current events on separate posts but I will try to hit a section a day on this Constitution series. With luck we’ll be through it by Chairman Zero’s second term. About the time he finishes shredding the original.