Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
Indivisible Northumberland observed this historic event at our meeting with a birthday cake for the Consitution, copies of the Constitution for everyone, and an inspiring reading of the Preamble by one of our members.
The Preamble to the Constitution is a short sentence consisting of a simple sentence with six dependent clauses inserted. The clauses state the fundamental purposes for which the United States was founded.
Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America
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.
Now, let’s reprint the Preamble in bullet format to make very clear the six fundamental purposes of this nation.
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.
There it is folks, the reason for our nation. Perhaps it would be a good idea to judge each of our political parties, each of our political leaders, and each of our levels of government on how they are or are not living up to these fundamental purposes.