The Difference…

“The Difference…”

imagesCAJK81ZELet’s be honest with each other. Have you ever given thought to what the Framers were up to when they were trying to put together a plan for government as compared to the government we have today? For those of you who answered the question with a Yes please be accountable and say how much. For those who answered No, everything within me is wanting to everyone — Okay then no more griping, swearing, or condoning what the government, or those somehow involved with it, are doing.

The difference between what the Framers intended and could defend, compared to what their hard work has turned into today is an outrage! Perhaps the easiest way to discern what the Framers had in mind may indeed be the opening statement of the U.S. Constitution (read below).

“We The People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.”

Again to reiterate when one looks into the actual wording of the opening paragraph of the Constitution, doing so will assure some meaning is attached to what they were doing. Let’s look at this statement from a cursory position and do our level best to understand it.

Speaking for and on behalf of the people of the USA, [and] in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice which means a rule of law, will provide attorney’s, juries, criminal and civil trials, and all of the appropriate courts thereto, ** insure domestic tranquility which means peace through laws, unobstructed liberty and freedom, and regard for one’s privacy and protection; as well as provide for the common defense, *** promote the general welfare **** which by scholastic and academic support means provide for an economy and the means to enact the economy (jobs), and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity which is to make sure we live in freedom — not only us but to our future generation of descendents, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the USA.

Prior to the U.S. Constitution America tried to be governed by the Articles of Confederation which to most at the time, proved to be far too English, limiting, and were inadequate for a republican democracy.

Therefore a change was necessary, especially after the Revolutionary War. If one were to look at the opening statement from the U.S. Constitution and then look into the first ten amendments thereto, what the Framers were designing is written out and qualified.

The Framers tried everything that was in their power to recognize what some refer to as “human nature” or the will of man and to make certain that those displaying such behavior would not be competent to serve as members of representation of the people.

Moreover, laws were defined to protect both the injured and those who could cause ill will toward those injured.

We intend on focusing our next several writings and fully measure the difference the Framers had in mind and created compared to the way it is now.

** A Nation that guarantees laws, and the will to produce the medium by which a person receives protection.
*** Provide for the common defense…(budget)
**** General Welfare is not an entitlement program.

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