Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Justice, Tranquility, Defence, Welfare, Liberty

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 14, 1787
Constitutional Convention opens,
George Washington presiding,
produced this preamble

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.

And this provided the purpose and outline for the Constitution which is the basis of the Greatest Nation on Earth.  It is not the political leadership, the partisan politics, nor the citizens themselves, for all people are created equal, nor is it the favor of geographic location that makes the United States of America the Greatest Nation.  It is this very Constitution and its principles that make this the Great Nation.

It shall remain a great nation so long as, and only so long as, we honor the principles established by this Constitution.

Constitution Day is September 17, commemorating the signing of the completed document.


Secondary Roads said...

I remember memorizing that preamble when I was in school. A brilliant opening for an inspired document.

vanilla said...

Chuck, I wonder would today's kids even be able to tell you where the words came from. Scary.

Shelly said...

I thank my fifth grade teacher for making us memorize the preamble. From that, it spurred interest in me to read the rest of it. I only wish more in our country would take the time to learn it.

Sharkbytes said...

Memorization has its place. This is one of the places. You can't contemplate and grow from knowledge unless you know something.

Vee said...

We are truly a blessed nation.

vanilla said...

Shelly, oh, that every citizen were familiar with our Constitution!

Sharkey, knowledge is power, they say; and sometimes it is the beginning of wisdom.

Vee, yes, pray in thankfulness for the blessings, and pray that we shall continue to be blessed.