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Peamble to the US Constitution Violated

June 27, 2012

Preamble to the US 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.

The Constitution was written by several committees over the summer of 1787, but the committee most responsible for the final form we know today is the “Committee of Stile and Arrangement”. This Committee was tasked with getting all of the articles and clauses agreed to by the Convention and putting them into a logical order. On September 10, 1787, the Committee of Style set to work, and two days later, it presented the Convention with its final draft. The members were Alexander Hamilton, William Johnson, Rufus King, James Madison, and Gouverneur Morris. The actual text of the Preamble and of much of the rest of this final draft is usually attributed to Gouverneur Morris.

The newly minted document began with a grand flourish & dash the Preamble, the Constitution’s raison d’être. It holds in its words the hopes and dreams of the delegates to the convention, a justification for what they had done. Its words are familiar to us today, but because of time and context, the words are not always easy to follow. The remainder of this Topic Page will examine each sentence in the Preamble and explain it for today’s audience.

We the People of the United States

The Framers were an elite group — among the best and brightest America had to offer at the time. But they knew that they were trying to forge a nation made up not of an elite, but of the common man. Without the approval of the common man, they feared revolution. This first part of the Preamble speaks to the common man. It puts into writing, as clear as day, the notion that the people were creating this Constitution. It was not handed down by a god or by a king — it was created by the people.

in Order to form a more perfect Union

The Framers were dissatisfied with the United States under the Articles of Confederation, but they felt that what they had was the best they could have, up to now. They were striving for something better. The Articles of Confederation had been a grand experiment that had worked well up to a point, but now, less than ten years into that experiment, cracks were showing. The new United States, under this new Constitution, would be more perfect. Not perfect, but more perfect.

establish Justice

Injustice, unfairness of laws and in trade, was of great concern to the people of 1787. People looked forward to a nation with a level playing field, where courts were established with uniformity and where trade within and outside the borders of the country would be fair and unmolested. Today, we enjoy a system of justice that is one of the fairest in the world. It has not always been so — only through great struggle can we now say that every citizen has the opportunity for a fair trial and for equal treatment, and even today there still exists discrimination. But we still strive for the justice that the Framers wrote about.

insure domestic Tranquility

One of the events that caused the Convention to be held was the revolt of Massachusetts farmers known as Shays’ Rebellion. The taking up of arms by war veterans revolting against the state government was a shock to the system. The keeping of the peace was on everyone’s mind, and the maintenance of tranquility at home was a prime concern. The framers hoped that the new powers given the federal government would prevent any such rebellions in the future.

provide for the common defence

The new nation was fearful of attack from all sides — and no one state was really capable of fending off an attack from land or sea by itself. With a wary eye on Britain and Spain, and ever-watchful for Indian attack, no one of the United States could go it alone. They needed each other tosurvive in the harsh world of international politics of the 18th century.

promote the general Welfare

This, and the next part of the Preamble, are the culmination of everything that came before it — the whole point of having tranquility, justice, and defense was to promote the general welfare — to allow every state and every citizen of those states to benefit from what the government could provide. The framers looked forward to the expansion of land holdings, industry, and investment, and they knew that a strong national government would be the beginning of that.

and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity

Hand in hand with the general welfare, the framers looked forward to the blessings of liberty — something they had all fought hard for just a decade before. They were very concerned that they were creating a nation that would resemble something of a paradise for liberty, as opposed to the tyranny of a monarchy, where citizens could look forward to being free as opposed to looking out for the interests of a king. And more than for themselves, they wanted to be sure that the future generations of Americans would enjoy the same.

do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

The final clause of the Preamble is almost anti-climactic, but it is important for a few reasons — it finishes the “We, the people” thought, saying what we the people are actually doing; it gives us a name for this document, and it restates the name of the nation adopting the Constitution. That the Constitution is “ordained” reminds us of the higher power involved here — not just of a single person or of a king, but of the people themselves. That it is “established” reminds us that it replaces that which came before — the United States under the Articles (a point lost on us today, but quite relevant at the time).

What partisan politics in America has done is violate the preamble to the United States Constitution. The General Welfare of “every state and every citizen of those states to benefit from what the government could provide” has been handed over to the special interests of industry.  Industry was initially accommodated as a component, not the whole of the American people. “Where citizens could look forward to being free as opposed to looking out for the interests of a king“, in 2012, Industry has been crowned KING!  This IS the violation that partisan politics has caused. 

The KING’s Court is made up of their lobbyists and marketers.  The proletariat is bound to defer to these lobbyists and marketers, because MONEY flows through them to the elected politicians who answer to the KING.  Industry is only a euphemism for Royalty.  Royalty has been allowed powers to anoint privilege and wealth onto the politicians they promote and WE (the proletariat) elect. Elected politicians are only beholden to KING INDUSTRY.  If it pleases the KING, the marketer EARLs and lobbyist DUKEs will convince the MINIONs (the rest of us) that all is well in spite of what we see and experience.  Ignore the increasingly extreme and violent weather patterns.  Ignore the polluted water, polluted meat, polluted vegetables that KING INDUSTRY refuses to admit responsibility for.

When Federal, State, County or community governments, decide to cut the infrastructure that supports Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Educators and Emergency Services, they are violating the Constitution of the United States.

The final clause of the Preamble is almost anti-climactic, but it is important for a few reasons — it finishes the “We, the people” thought, saying what we the people are actually doing; it gives us a name for this document, and it restates the name of the nation adopting the Constitution. That the Constitution is “ordained” reminds us of the higher power involved here — not just of a single person or of a king, but of the people themselves. That it is “established” reminds us that it replaces that which came before — the United States under the Articles (a point lost on us today, but quite relevant at the time).

The term Monarchy has morphed over the past several hundred years.  Different versions of Monarchies have evolved, some of which are more Democratic than others.  The privileged class of “old money” has been on a roller coaster for hundreds of years.  What America is experiencing right now, in 2012, is a monumental effort by the scions of industry to recover their place among the elite privileged ruling class.  In America, their role has been more discrete and “behind the curtain”.  Today, in June 2012, flawed transparency has allowed the curtain to be partially pulled back to reveal just enough truth that the reality of America’s situation is exposed.

Obama Hate Has Forced Conservative Extremists Out of the Closet

Diogenes search for an honest man.

As Vice President Biden noted, they are not disguising their attempts to dismantle social safety nets or financial reforms that will prevent another Great Recession and their unapologetic drive to enrich the wealthy with greater tax cuts is only matched in severity by their plans to destroy Medicare and eventually Social Security. They are pandering to disgruntled white racists to garner support for their agenda and their opposition to compromise has hampered the nation’s economic recovery and job creation. Nearly every Republican has staked their political life on the fact that all Americans are racists, woman-haters, and evangelical fanatics to impose their Draconian budget that will increase the nation’s debt and devastate the poor and middle-class, and the Republican presidential hopefuls promise to finish what Bush-Republicans started and destroy the economy again. Their opposition to education, financial reforms, safety nets, and a government that works defines them not as Republicans, but as Libertarians. Perhaps that is why Vice President Biden said he does not recognize the Republican Party that is, in reality, an anything goes, privatized government that panders to the wealthy and their corporations while sending 98% of the population into poverty.

The Norquist Mandate, that Republicans have been obliged to sign, guarantees that the American People are last to be accommodated, when it comes to the Democratic process. Because America has slid back into a MONARCHY, “We The People” have slid back into the role of vassals, beholden to KING INDUSTRY and the COURT of Lobbyists and Marketers. The role of the King’s Court is to scale down the education today’s American needs to make informed decisions and provide voters with mind boggling distractions.  The King needs less questioning and more compliance to guarantee absolute power.  The King and Court are counting on the corruptible American to help their agenda.  Give the American more Religion, Bling, Beer, Porn and Pharmaceuticals, and they will agree with anything you say and follow you anywhere.  American media coverage only reports what the King lets them.  The internet is the most dangerous ally of the few thinking Americans left.  King Industry is pushing more internet pollution onto the last modern means of communication.  Bloggers will always lift the skirts to see what is really happening.  Bloggers will also make up stuff because they are on the payroll of King Industry.

Partisan Political Contributions by U.S. Companies

General Political Leanings:

The most Republican leaning:

The most Democratic leaning:

Media and entertainment:

Transportation:

Pharmaceuticals:

Special thanks to Sociological Images for these informative charts.

If you haven’t figured out the consequences of being an unquestioning MINION, then you have doomed the rest of America into becoming true vassals to the MONARCH.  The only way to recover any semblance of the America described in the Preamble of the United States Constitution is to educate yourself and stop relying on a single source of information to influence your vote.  Voting is even harder these days because the King’s laws are being enforced selectively, thanks to the efforts of the King’s Dukes and Earls.

These people you elect are not the Dukes and Earls, they are the result of the King Industry wishes.

Kudos to Bernie Sanders 25 minute rant on the floor of the Senate today.

Excerpt: The high point was Sen. Sanders calling out Congress for putting their rich donors ahead of working people, “Now in my view working families all over this country are saying enough is enough. They want this Congress to start standing for them and not just the millionaires the billionaires who are spending unbelievable sums of money in this campaign. So it seems to me Mr. President that what we have got to do is start listening to the needs of working families. The vast majority of our people, and not just the people who make campaign contributions, now I know that’s a very radical idea, I do know that. But you know it might be a good idea to try a little bit to reaffirm the faith of the American people in their democratic form of government. Let them know just a little bit that maybe we are hearing their pain, their unemployment, their debt. The fact they are losing their houses, the fact that they don’t have any healthcare. The fact they can’t afford to send their kids to college. Maybe just maybe, we might want to listen to them before we go running out to another fundraising event with millionaires and billionaires.”

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