A More Perfect Union

The United States of America didn’t always exist.  It didn’t just pop into existence by unknown means for unknown reasons.  The Founding Fathers created it with the Constitution, which begins as follows: “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.”

How many Americans ever read it, or even heard of it?  Walk up and down the avenues of America and ask Americans to tell you about it.  You’ll go home wondering: What species are these things who call themselves Americans?  Ask Americans to tell you the first three words of the Constitution, which purposefully are in bold typeface.  You’ll go home wondering: Should I laugh or cry?

Ask any politician whether We the People, Congress, President, or Supreme Court should be in bold typeface.  No, on second thought, don’t bother asking.  You already know what they think.

Ask everybody what “a more perfect Union”, “Justice”, “domestic Tranquility”, “common defence”, “General Welfare”, and “Blessings of Liberty” mean.  The answers given today make a mockery of the answers given just a short time ago, when Americans joined hands in unity to land a man on the moon.  Is that because Americans changed, or is it because loud voices changed America?  The answer to that question is as plain as the nose on your face.  Simply compare the trustworthiness and civility of today’s loud voices to the loud voices when America landed a man on the moon.  Are you laughing or crying?

In America’s quest for “a more perfect Union”, it took a wrong fork in the road.  It now is dipping its toe into quicksand.  Loud voices are selling maps that they say will show America the way out of the quicksand.  But the loud voices are more interested in selling maps (and all sorts of stuff), than in getting America out of quicksand.

The Founding Fathers showed America the path out of quicksand, the path to “a more perfect Union”.  All America needs is to do is what the Founding Fathers did.  First, recognize that America doesn’t have a “government of the people, by the people, for the people”.  Then, do something about it … turn off the loud voices, and vote to elect a government that represents We the People.

God gave Americans the right to vote.  The Founding Fathers put it in writing.  We the People should not give it up easily.  We the People should try harder, to find the way out of the quicksand, and get back on the path to a more perfect Union.

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