We, The People


These 3 words, mean much more than just the start of the preamble to the Constitution. Which is probably why the Founding Fathers wrote them so prominently…

We, the People.
Note that it does NOT proclaim: “We, the Senate” or “We, the Congress” or “We, the Republicans” or “We, the Democrats”. Nor does it say: “We, the Wealthy” or “We, the Middle-class”. “We, the Founding Fathers”  is not mentioned once.

Simply, People. Period. No buts.

Everyone of us has a stake in this country. We count. We matter. We get so mired in the politics and the warring “parties”, that we forget the beauty and simplicity of  “We, the People”.

So, in case you haven’t read it lately…

We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.

A long sentence, and grammar check wanted to correct it, but I couldn’t have written it  better myself.

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To read the entire text:  Summary of Constitutional Rights, Powers and Duties

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