A preamble is a statement of what the document is about and the preamble to our Constitution states “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 people who wrote the Constitution stated specifically that one of its functions was to “promote the general Welfare.” And this supporting the general welfare has many aspects.

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SaraP

"Constitution of United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992)

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

The interpretations in this letter are one side of a debate. Hopefully Americans reading these letters look up source documents to ascertain the facts.

Blimey

Benjamin Franklin said "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." He may be erased from history soon so Americans will stop repeating that.

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