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We the People


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.

'We the People'. You and I are people. You and I are each one of the people. You and I are 'WE the People'.

We the People of the United States. A native or naturalized citizen of the USA. 'WE the People' include those who meet one of these two criteria. Voters and taxpayers, lawyers and security guards, nurses and plumbers, librarians and news anchors, teachers and politicians, sanitation workers and farmers, retired and the unemployed. Whatever our job, whatever our race, whatever our religion, whatever our orientation, whatever our beliefs; WE are 'We the People' of the United States.

We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union. The opening statement of the US Constitution, the Preamble. One of the most identifiable and quoted parts of our Constitution and the many articles that follow.

When this document was conceived, written, argued over, discussed, rewritten and finally published and established, 'We the People' were a passionate and proud group who were fleeing religious persecution and heavy governmental oversight.

'We the People' were from different backgrounds and had different beliefs. 'We the People' had various skin tones and colors, wore clothing that depicted their heritage or region and spoke with various accents. 'We the People' had diverse jobs, lifestyles and values. 'We the People' believed that differences were important and unique.

The existing states; with people of varying beliefs and cultures joined together to form a more perfect Union. 'We the People' envisioned a place, a country, a city and a town where our differences were acceptable and our voices could be heard without retribution and violence.

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 the Constitution of the United States of America.

'We the People' wants justice for all. Not just for the rich, not just for the ruling class, not just for you, not just them, not for any one person or group in particular, but for All. Justice means equality, fairness, impartiality, honesty and respect for 'We the People'. All the WE's that make up 'the People'.

'We the People' grants and supports domestic tranquility; that is keeping peace possible here at home, within the borders of these United States. It means working together to prevent terrorism at the hands of our own citizens and from outside groups. To control riotous behavior that threatens to undermine national security. To live and walk free from fear based mobs bullying or assaulting citizens with differing beliefs.

'We the People' provides for the common defense. The Common Defense. Our unified and common defense of our country and our homes. Support of the military, national guard, police and other parts of government whose purpose is to protect and serve.

'We the people' promotes (encourages and believes in) general Welfare. General Welfare includes enacting laws and practices to protect citizens (all citizens). The general Welfare includes collection and utilization of taxes to insure the ability to provide these services to 'We the People'.

'We the People' wants to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. The Blessings of Liberty. The freedom to live, be, talk and walk in freedom without any restriction from others (no oppression) except to insure the safety of others and within the boundary of law. Our Posterity means these freedoms are for you, your children and their children and their children and .... into the future. Freedom for you and yours always.

'We the People' do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Ordain is to order, to decree, to establish; this, the Constitution, as the guidelines and in support of freedom for all citizens. 'We the People'.

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.

(I found it insightful to look at those words our founders chose to capitalize. People, United States, Order, Union, Justice, Tranquility, Welfare, Blessings, Liberty and Prosperity. United States of America.)

'We the People' ensures that we are ALL FREE to our beliefs and our voice. Our country is founded on these principles. Each of us has the inalienable right to our own beliefs and the right to believe them. ALL of us. Has political correctness gotten to the point that these rights are no longer given if I don't agree with you or if you don't agree with me? I call on each of us; you, me, all of us; I call on 'We the People' to come to our senses; to remember our foundation and believe in and act like we know the meaning of Blessings of Liberty. It's for All of us. 'We the People'.

Good Citizenship is taught in school. Good citizenship is called for in today's chaotic post-election atmosphere. Be a good citizen. Be responsible; be part of the solution not part of the problem. Be 'We the People' as it was intended. Be a good citizen. Live (walk and talk) reasonably and responsibly as a citizen.

Romans 13:1 MSG

“Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen.”

Be a Peacemaker. That doesn’t mean to go with the status quo or to walk under the radar. It means to make peace. Initiate Peace. Look for ways to initiate peace with your fellow citizens. Do you know someone; a friend, a family member, a co-worker who is feeling a lack of peace at the current political climate? Are you, yourself, influenced by fear and anxiety over the situation? Reach out, call someone, have a cup of coffee (my beverage of choice) and talk. Reassure and be reassured. We are the ‘We the People’ who are also ‘The Children of God’ and we should act like it. Jesus called for us to ‘love’ each other. Get out there and be a good citizen. Initiate Peace. Initiate Love. Be a Peacemaker. Be all that you can be as a ‘Child of God’.

Matthew 5:9 NIV

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”


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