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.
If you only remember three words of the Constitution, they should probably be "We the People." Those first three words of the Preamble establish the most important concept of American government, the idea (known as "popular sovereignty") that all government power derives only from the consent of the people. "We the People" created this Constitution to establish a government (in Abraham Lincoln's famous words) "
This is just the first of a series that will cover the Constitution and it's framers!!!
In a Nutshell
The Constitution of the United States is the highest law in the land, a written statement of the core principles of the American government. It lays out the structure of the federal government, clarifies the relationship between that government and the states, explains which powers the government does (and does not!) have, and guarantees certain rights and freedoms to the people.
The Constitution is, in short, the blueprint for America's democracy. It is, in many ways, the blueprint for America itself.
WHY SHOULD I CARE?
Four handwritten pages.
That's all they produced, after 116 days of hard work. That's right, it took 55 men—55 of America's most intelligent, powerful, and influential men—an entire summer to put together a document about as long as most freshman English papers.
Not too impressive, you might think.
So I was recently reading an article about some of the new laws coming to California in 2018, and it had me wondering what happened to the people in California. When did We The People and the Constitution become nothing more the toilet paper in Cali and other places around the Country. How did so many of us fall asleep at the wheel or were we all just distracted by all the new toys and technology that we so often rely on way to much. Or did we simply think it could never get this far, well I am here to tell you it has. Some of the things going on in the west are almost outright crimes against the Constitution and the American way of life.
It just amazes me that so many have forgotten that WE are the fourth branch of government and we run this Country. The government is supposed to work for us not work us. Have we just given up and said f it just tell me what I want to eat, how much money I should make, how I should live my life, how and when I should wipe my butt,
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