Sunday, July 4, 2010

We the People of the United States...

 On this Fourth of July, I read the Preamble of the Constitution out loud to my children.  The words really hit home during this election year when so much seems to be at stake.  

The words of the Preamble gives us insight as to what the Founders wanted to accomplish with this new government they were creating. 

Preamble to Constitution
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.

Those words are powerful.  The Founders were forward thinking in establishing a government that protects individual liberty while binding us together in a federal government.

For a little extra fun today, here is the Schoolhouse Rock version of the Preamble.


Shelly and I hope that you and yours have a wonderful 4th of July and take a moment to remember what we are celebrating with our fireworks and hot dogs.  The founding of a great nation.

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