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.It is simple, profound, and visionary. It is a mission statement for the federal government. What other government had as a primary purpose to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity? It is part of what made us unique in the world. The purposes of the federal government could be counted on the fingers of one hand, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty now and for future generations. I am going to ask, how are we doing? Are we living up to the preamble? Strong corporations, churches, and even my family has a mission statement and the ones that stay on purpose check themselves against it. I feel like we could rewrite the preamble to better reflect the way our government seems to think it is working. My modest proposal is as follows: We the bureaucrats in charge of daily American life, in order gain more equitable outcomes propose a more perfect government. One that slashes the common defense to provide for the welfare of most voters by over taxing the minority disfavored at the moment. A government that insures domestic tranquility by stopping and frisking its citizens who travel, spies on private conversations, and snatches private property for the common good of the planet. We will provide healthcare, education, food, housing, and transportation while regulating every facet of human existence. We will ensure prosperity with inflation and taxation and secure the blessings of power through the next election. Something seems different. Which one do you think will stand the test of time?
The visionaries who gave us the model republic for humanity summed up their intention for that inspired document called the U.S. Constitution this way in its preamble.