Is it time to Amend the Preamble?

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.
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?

14 thoughts on “Is it time to Amend the Preamble?”

  1. Think you are dating yourself. Bureaucrats disappeared with the invention of personal computers. No one lives in fear of bureaucrats anymore. If they do, then they need pills. I prefer the one below and think it is more timely in outlining the real threat to democracy. It isn’t government.

    We the Multi-National Corporations of the World, in Order to form a more perfect business practices by eliminating people’s living wages, insuring domestic profitability, enriching ourselves off the money thrown at our common defense,and eliminating all employee’s rights, to secure the Blessings of our richly deserved liberty only to ourselves and our Progeny, do hereby ordain and establish that the Constitution no longer applies to citizens of the United States of America, but is henceforth only applicable to those with sufficient cash to buy a Congressperson.

  2. I am not sure where you live that bureaucrats have disappeared, but I will concede that much damage is being done by the disease of big, big government, big business, big media, and sometimes even big religion.

  3. WIngnuts of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your Social Security and Medicare!

  4. Our Constitution, Preamble and Declaration of Independence have become blurred in the eyes of a new generation of nanny state citizens.
    The question is, “are we living up to our Preamble?” Hell no, is the simple answer. A new form of slavery has been devised by the economic elite and it is every bit as insidious as the form of physical slavery. This new kind of slavery is all-inclusive of every ethnic group in America and has no limitations placed upon it. It is the new form of “Economic Slavery,” caused by the new emerging entitlement system and nanny state. Those who bend the “knee of fealty,” to this system will lose all of their Constitutional rights, by use of newly created government regulations and burdensome taxation.
    Wake up and smell the roses folks, the enemy is upon us, and yet you lie in bed sleeping.

  5. No, this isn’t a review of Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. It is an apt commentary of what happens when ‘liberal’ politicians, corrupt union thugs and inept academia combine to rule a once-productive city for fifty years;

    Mark Steyn, National Review Online:

    “By the time Detroit declared bankruptcy, Americans were so inured to the throbbing dirge of Motown’s Greatest Hits — 40 percent of its streetlamps don’t work; 210 of its 317 public parks have been permanently closed; it takes an hour for police to respond to a 9-1-1 call; only a third of its ambulances are driveable; one-third of the city has been abandoned; the local realtor offers houses on sale for a buck and still finds no takers; etc., etc. — Americans were so inured that the formal confirmation of a great city’s downfall was greeted with little more than a fatalistic shrug.

    But it shouldn’t be. To achieve this level of devastation, you usually have to be invaded by a foreign power. In the War of 1812, when Detroit was taken by a remarkably small number of British troops without a shot being fired, Michigan’s Governor Hull was said to have been panicked into surrender after drinking heavily. Two centuries later, after an almighty 50-year bender, the city surrendered to itself. The tunnel from Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, Michigan, is now a border between the First World and the Third World — or, if you prefer, the developed world and the post-developed world. To any American time-transported from the mid 20th century, the city’s implosion would be literally incredible: Were he to compare photographs of today’s Hiroshima with today’s Detroit, he would assume Japan won the Second World War after nuking Michigan. Detroit was the industrial powerhouse of America, the “arsenal of democracy,” and in 1960 the city with the highest per capita income in the land. Half a century on, Detroit’s population has fallen by two-thirds, and in terms of “per capita income,” many of the shrunken pool of capita have no income at all beyond EBT cards. The recent HBO series Hung recorded the adventures of a financially struggling Detroit school basketball coach forced to moonlight as a gigolo. It would be heartening to think the rest of the bloated public-sector work force, whose unsustainable pensions and benefits have brought Detroit to its present sorry state (and account for $9 billion of its $11 billion in unsecured loans), could be persuaded to follow its protagonist and branch out into the private sector, but this would probably be more gigolos than the market could bear, even allowing for an uptick in tourism from Windsor.

    So, late on Friday, some genius jurist struck down the bankruptcy filing. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina declared Detroit’s bankruptcy “unconstitutional” because, according to the Detroit Free Press, “the Michigan Constitution prohibits actions that will lessen the pension benefits of public employees.” Which means that, in Michigan, reality is unconstitutional.

    So a bankrupt ruin unable to declare bankruptcy is now back to selling off its few remaining valuables, as I learned from a Detroit News story headlined “Howdy Doody May Test Limits of Protecting Detroit Assets.” For those of you under 40 — okay, under 80 — Howdy Doody is the beloved American children’s puppet, in western garb with a beaming smile and 48 freckles, one for every state, which gives you some idea of when his heyday was. The Howdy Doody Show ended its run on September 24, 1960, which would have made sense for Detroit, too. The city’s Institute of Arts paid $300,000 for the original Howdy Doody puppet — or about the cost of 300,000 three-bedroom homes. Don’t get too excited — you can’t go to Detroit and see him on display; he’s in storage. He’s in some warehouse lying down doing nothing all day long, like so many other $300,000 city employees. Instead of selling him off, maybe they should get him moonlighting as a gigolo and sell it to HBO as Hungy Doody (“When you’re looking for the real wood”). What else is left to sell? The City of Windsor has already offered to buy the Detroit half of the Detroit/Windsor tunnel, perhaps to wall it up.

    With bankruptcy temporarily struck down, we’re told that “innovation hubs” and “enterprise zones” are the answer. Seriously? In my book After America, I observe that the physical decay of Detroit — the vacant and derelict lots for block after block after block — is as nothing compared to the decay of the city’s human capital. Forty-seven percent of adults are functionally illiterate, which is about the same rate as the Central African Republic, which at least has the excuse that it was ruled throughout the Seventies by a cannibal emperor. Why would any genuine innovator open a business in a Detroit “innovation hub”? Whom would you employ? The illiterates include a recent president of the school board, Otis Mathis, which doesn’t bode well for the potential work force a decade hence.

    Given their respective starting points, one has to conclude that Detroit’s Democratic party makes a far more comprehensive wrecking crew than Emperor Bokassa ever did. No bombs, no invasions, no civil war, just “liberal” “progressive” politics day in, day out. Americans sigh and say, “Oh, well, Detroit’s an ‘outlier.’” It’s an outlier only in the sense that it happened here first. The same malign alliance between a corrupt political class, rapacious public-sector unions, and an ever more swollen army of welfare dependents has been adopted in the formally Golden State of California, and in large part by the Obama administration, whose priorities — “health” “care” “reform,” “immigration” “reform” — are determined by the same elite/union/dependency axis. As one droll tweeter put it, “If Obama had a city, it would look like Detroit.”

    There is one solution- the only solution. Those states who still believe in the American ideal, in American traditions, those states who reject the Socialist, welfare-state agenda need to secede from the union. Period.

    “Socialism is Theft”

  6. Those states who still believe in the American ideal, in American traditions, those states who reject the Socialist, welfare-state agenda need to secede from the union. Period.

    That’s not happening until the “too big to fail” Empire that’s been built on the petrodollar or cheap gas and cheap credit crumbles even more than it already has since 2008. There’s also the whole aspect of race and the “divide and conquer” tactics of the ruling class that keep peasants as serfs and slaves. In order to secede, you would have to create your own union. But most tribes of serfs and slaves are usually content with their slavery. There are now more black men in Corrections Corporation of America creating goods for the military industrial complex and multinational corporations than there ever were on the plantations, as I recall. “I could have freed many more if they had realized that they were slaves.” –Harriet Tubman

    They’re a voting bloc for Democrats, i.e. moral degenerates like Biden that profit from the “New World Order” as opposed to the “law of the jungle.” Many peasants and slaves began working on a Masonic plantation and they seem to be content with that. So it would seem that any union that you created would therefore be racist. Not that it matters if the Golden Dawn is any measure. When things get bad enough, people form tribes and begin to have a tribal mentality and so forth. Hard to imagine, given that “whites” have refused to have or form a tribal identity for a while now: White Girl Bleed a Lot

    Seems unlikely that would last if people didn’t believe that they’re wealthy enough to afford it, though. Anyway, at least there’s enough cheap gas and cheap credit to keep things going for a few more years even if there are “sacrifice zones” emerging around the edges already. “Sustainability” as the liberals like to say… and all that. Who knows, maybe we’ve even been better off with a private banking cartel creating money out of nothing and lending it to the public at interest… given that they’re at least tangentially interested in wealth creation.* There again, people like Corzine are partnered with moral/intellectual degenerates like Biden in a public/private partnership to screw over the public/serfs. We can debate the system but there is no system that can check and balance abject corruption, degeneracy, illiteracy and so forth.

    *Here’s an idea, dig a big hole and then put some paper ponzi at the bottom of it. Form a public/private partnership with Corrections Corporation of America to have people dig it up and hire other people to guard them. And there you go, you’re a job creator.

  7. Still waiting on a decentralized natural gas distribution system in Delaware that we could use for natural gas cars when the Syria/Iran situation blows up even more than it already has, etc. No one is paying attention, I guess.

    You could have it set up so that people could pay for it with BitCoins. Well, provided that the DHS and Zionist dual citizens hadn’t arrested everyone involved in decentralizing currency as terrists for undermining American “interests” in the MidEast… I’d imagine. Is that really in our interests? I guess if you’re a dual citizen, then it is in “our” interests to police everything there and so forth.

    That’s not all about the petrodollar, Iraq wasn’t. That’s why: “The 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. army General Tommy Franks, began under the codename ‘Operation Iraqi Liberation’…” I.e. OIL, yet the work of “neocons” wasn’t all that it appeared to be to gullible Leftists. Think about it this way, if they went to war and were willing to go to war based on false intelligence and lies then why not just plant some WMDs or more false intelligence to find there? It wasn’t in Israel’s interests to find anthrax there, although it was found in the mail in America after 911 and after the yellow cake plan didn’t work out and so forth. It wasn’t in Israel’s interests for someone to change the operation name from “OIL” either. What a Psyop that would be for ignorant and stupid Americans, huh? Although I guess they did get around to changing it to “Operation Iraqi Freedom” eventually… or ORF.

    In any event, the supposedly “Leftist” anti-war movement never really followed up on 911 truth, the anthrax and so forth… did they?

    I guess the interplay between the petrodollar financing the military industrial complex and Zionism (Or dual citizens seeking to use the Empire for their own special interests based on a special relationship, etc.) and all the rest of it doesn’t really matter. It would seem that people are only interested in things when it feels like their own lifestyle has to change in a rather “significant” way. So that’s why Delawareans are tried to incorporate themselves into building $100,000 “green” cars that only Justin Bieber can buy that are actually extraordinarily wasteful in terms of energy instead of building cars and a “sustainable” infrastructure for themselves.

    Plus, in the background… the ships that ship the oil are creating more pollution than all the cars that Delawareans are driving. You could all be driving hummers and SUVs and you still wouldn’t be able to keep up with the environmental impact of the ships that are shipping the oil in for them. Check the physics. Check the math. Oh well. Everyone is more interested in entertainment than reality, at least so long as they can afford to be. And if they do become interested in reality, then they’re anti-Semites and so forth. Because if you were to live at a local level in a way that could be sustained for yourself then the American Empire wouldn’t need to police the world (Polluting it with DU and so forth in the process.) and dual citizens would have to fight their half of their own battles to protect their half or their own interests instead of trying to get the Empire to go to war for them. But the idea that they have to fight their own wars? Anti-Semitic. The idea of decentralization and local unions or states instead of The Union? Racist. The idea of decentralizing the currency? Terrist.

    It seems that there are insurmountable barriers to decentralization and breaking up a multinational Empire Inc. or checking and balancing it in a controlled way, all the way around.

    So it looks like Americans are going to have to wait until things get even worse and less “sustainable” than they’ve been lately, then… meander toward something similar to the Golden Dawn once their food stamps or petrodollars lose their purchasing power. Hard to see how this won’t happen like it did in 2008 sometime within our lifespans, as the “too big to fail” system is still just as centralized/fragile and more and more ships are already on their way toward Syria and so forth.

    And if not that, then the elite could always try to manufacture a war with NK again. Time for a dropping a nuke “drill,” etc.? No, nothing? Because sometimes it almost seems like our oligarchs need a war to keep their warfare/welfare state/plantation going but that no one wants to fight. Not even a madman wants to take the bait and instigate something, even if our oligarchs and generals act/”drill” like they’re about to attack? Wouldn’t that be ironic. Don’t the madmen and terrists of the world know that Krugman (nobel prize) has said that another Nobel winner needs to create a war to stimulate “our” economy? (Or is that the economy of the oligarchs and their economists… and “our” economy and lives would actually be just fine and more sustainable if we went to war against them instead of letting them send us or our families to war? Stimulating, indeed.)

    Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen.
    But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths….
    How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

  8. We the Multi-National Corporations of the World, in Order to form a more perfect business practices by eliminating people’s living wages, insuring domestic profitability, enriching ourselves off the money thrown at our common defense,and eliminating all employee’s rights, to secure the Blessings of our richly deserved liberty only to ourselves and our Progeny, do hereby ordain and establish that the Constitution no longer applies to citizens of the United States of America, but is henceforth only applicable to those with sufficient cash to buy a Congressperson.

    Given that I seem to agree with you on everything overall, why is it that we so often disagree?

    Anyway… I wouldn’t blame all corporations, one might as well blame the idea of having a local municipal corporation or “commonwealth” itself. Look at it this way, if the minimum wage was attached to the amount of paper ponzi being created by bankers out of nothing these days then it would be something like $100/hour. Supposedly conservatives have a problem with a “minimum” wage.. but they don’t seem to have a problem with bankers failing to abide by any “maximum” amount of money creation. True, poor people can’t manage their money and so forth once the aristocratic class is through giving them more and more “public education” out of the goodness of their philanthropic little hearts. So might as well just take it all from them or “manage” it for them to make them work as serfs, as usual?

    Why is it that people in the “public education system” don’t seem to be taught about economics and their banking system over and over again from day one no matter how much is spent on it? Is that not more relevant to their lives and so forth than transgenderism or whatever else they’re wasting the time of students on these days? I can imagine the reaction of some students: “You mean… money is being created… out of nothing? Huh. I wish I could do that!”

    Ever notice how sex education is included and the elite once included an education in eugenics too and so forth (see Scopes, Sanger, Planned Parenthood, etc.)… yet gun safety or “gun education” never seems to be included? And it isn’t framed by the philanthropists as something good out of the goodness of their good little hearts? Imagine that.

    Safety first!

    That would be an interesting juxtaposition to bring up with people taught to advocate only sex ed. That’s all well and good but I’d advocate gun ed. too… with finance ed. a close second. Might as well have young people learn something useful in life… unless you actually want more people to have a mentality that will allow them to be controlled like a serf.* I.e. the direction that seems to be where many Americans are headed.

    *The same systems always seem to unfold if enough people evolve a peasant mentality:

    The Sword Regulations of Feudal Japan.
    Feudal Japanese government issued several orders to regulate the types of swords that are allowed to be carried by different classes of people. One thing consistent among all these orders was the fact that chonin (i.e., commoners) were prohibited from wearing long swords (i.e., katana) unless specifically given permission to do so by the government, while there was no regulation prohibiting the commoners from carrying short swords such as tanto.

    It’s not that no one had “assault swords” just as Americans won’t really ban “assault weapons,” some classes will still have them and they’re just as likely to go crazy and kill people with them as anyone else is. It’s just a final emblem of the centralization of power and wealth rooted in the mentality of the ruling class. It’s the mentality that’s more important than the sword or ownership of “assault weapons.” They’re just emblematic of it. So… bring on the SWAT Teams, huh?

  9. So it would seem that any union that you created would therefore be racist…

    Alas, this is probably true, at least when the movement is in the organizational stage. It seems to me that a higher proportion of whites believe in and yearn for American traditionalism- small government, free enterprise, originalist jurisprudence, smut-free media and so on.

    If you read the abbreviated Steyn piece, here is a bit from Rand’s 1957 Atlas Shrugged, describing the fictional ‘Starnesville,’ once home to the great Twentieth Century Motors.’…

    A few houses still stood within the skeleton of what had once been an industrial town. Everything that could move, had moved away; but some human beings had remained. The empty structures were vertical rubble; they had been eaten, not by time, but by men: boards torn out at random, missing patches of roofs, holes left in gutted cellars. It looked as if blind hands had seized whatever fitted the need of the moment, with no concept of remaining in existence the next morning. The inhabited houses were scattered at random among the ruins; the smoke of their chimneys was the only movement visible in town. A shell of concrete, which had been a schoolhouse, stood on the outskirts; it looked like a skull, with the empty sockets of glassless windows, with a few strands of hair still clinging to it, in the shape of broken wires.
    Beyond the town, on a distant hill, stood the factory of the Twentieth Century Motor Company. Its walls, roof lines and smokestacks looked trim, impregnable like a fortress. It would have seemed intact but for a silver water tank: the water tank was tipped sidewise.

    They saw no trace of a road to the factory in the tangled miles of trees and hillsides. They drove to the door of the first house in sight that showed a feeble signal of rising smoke. The door was open. An old woman came shuffling out at the sound of the motor. She was bent and swollen, barefooted, dressed in a garment of flour sacking. She looked at the car without astonishment, without curiosity; it was the blank stare of a being who had lost the capacity to feel anything but exhaustion.

    “Can you tell me the way to the factory?” asked Rearden.

    The woman did not answer at once; she looked as if she would be unable to speak English. “What factory?” she asked.

    Rearden pointed. “That one.”

    “It’s closed.”

    And that’s Detroit- closed.

  10. “It seems to me that a higher proportion of whites believe in and yearn for American traditionalism- small government, free enterprise, originalist jurisprudence, smut-free media and so on.”

    That could be because for like 200 years of this country’s “tradition” blatant racism was completely acceptable.

    The ignorance in this statement is astounding.

  11. The ignorance in this statement is astounding.…foulcor

    Really? This statement?…

    “It seems to me that a higher proportion of whites believe in and yearn for American traditionalism- small government, free enterprise, originalist jurisprudence, smut-free media and so on.

    For you convenience, I’ve put the aforementioned ideals in bold print, since you must have missed them the first time around.

  12. That could be because for like 200 years of this country’s “tradition” blatant racism was completely acceptable.

    The same could be said of any other nation or tribe that people might wish to be a member of.

    For instance, the African tribes that originally sold others into slavery were late to abolish slavery themselves:

    1928: Domestic slavery practised by local African elites abolished in Sierra Leone. Though established as a place for freed slaves, a study found practices of domestic slavery still widespread in rural areas in the 1970s.
    1935: Italian General Emilio De Bono proclaims slavery to be abolished in the Ethiopian Empire.
    1936: Britain abolishes slavery in Northern Nigeria. –Wikipedia

    Personally, I feel like a debt is owed to me because Germans once had slaves. So now I should receive preference over an Asian immigrant plus a right of return to some other person’s house in Palestine. Or something like that… ok, just kidding. Because that would be stupid. And it would actually harm me to sit around thinking about how everyone that “looks Asian” owes some sort of a tribal debt to me instead of getting on with the business of creating wealth for myself in the commonwealth here and now.

    Anyway, you’re making excuses and there’s no sorting out old tribal debts unless they’re based on something that happened within one generation between tribes and families. Especially once people start getting it on and the families and tribes get mixed up. Who owes the black/white Obama something as the first “Well, I look black… don’t I? So if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon… I think, except with bigger ears.” president? Why did Zimmerman supposedly owe a tribal debt regardless of the facts of the case? Perhaps they owe tribal debts to themselves, since the white side of Obama inevitably and simply must have “exploited” his black side?

    Meanwhile, back in reality:
    The Lynching

    These are the attitudes and tribal doctrines of people too dumb to tie their shoes before trying to cross the street. (“The commonwealth? What’s that? I thought we had tribal wealth and owed debts to each other or somethin’.”) Abject stupidity and tribalism, that’s why it’s unlikely that American wealth as we’ve know it will last throughout our life spans. I’ll be fine. But it’s likely that credit, food stamps and petrodollars and so forth will only stretch so far for others once the American Elite Inc. really get ready to rumble in Syria/Iran. Too bad they don’t seem to be focused on building roads and bridges here, to win the hearts and minds of Americans and so forth. (Let alone a natural gas distribution system for cars, etc.etc.) I guess we might have to move to Israel to get some aide… not to mention representation in the American government.

    It’s probably time to stop talking about “doom and gloom” in the future. It’s already begun, thanks to the moral degenerates in DC like Biden that don’t represent us. Not a single word about the banksters that Americans benefited from in a “trickle down” way, so far as I know. Probably too busy trying to partner with Corzine to stimulate the economy while building a “new world order” or some such. So what happens when the trickle from those closer to epicenters of paper ponzi… slows and then stops trickling down on people? Do all Americans really have enough fat saved up for the lean years and all their inflated healthcare expenses due to Obamacare and so forth if the price of gas rises?

  13. We’ll have to see how it all goes down: When Will The Economy Collapse?

    But it is going down and not up. Not unless there’s some huge spiritual awakening or a “free” energy device invented tomorrow and a faction at the FBI doesn’t assassinate the inventor and take all their research… and someone in the corporate media actually reports on it without getting themselves killed or framed with child porn and so forth.

    Because the powers that be in secret societies and so forth don’t actually want alternative energies that can’t be monetized, that’s why they’re willing to let people entertain themselves with solar energy and all the rest of Obama’s* type of hopium. (Still waiting on the idea of geoengineering to be sold to the base as the answer to “climate change”… meanwhile, they could just stop shipping oil halfway around the world in ships that pollute more than every car on the road anyway. Natural gas cars, just saying.)

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