Sunday, November 26, 2006

WE THE?

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.

 

This is the Preamble of our Constitution. The men who jockeyed back and forth, argued, compromised and prayed during that hot summer in Philadelphia had a dream. If they could come back today and see where that dream has taken their children; what would they say to us? Would they tell us, “job well done” or “uh, kids, you’ve got a hell of a long way to go, better head back about three or four forks in the road and start over?”

3 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Maybe there would be some public spankings? Not that I'd want to see George's hiney. (shudder)

ereading7 said...

I'm sure they would think we have lost our way in any number of areas.  You think they could imagine the countless volumes of "laws" that have been passed?  The salaries and lifetime benefits of the legislators and other federal personnel?  The legions of security personnel for the president, vp, their families, and even candidates for the offices?  And of course what has been done to the constitution and the military.

mlraminiak said...

I think they'd see that we're still trying to figure out things they thought they'd solved over two hundred years ago..  Lisa  :-]