September 08, 2009

The Preamble.

" 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."

Although this document was written over 200 years ago, the message is still very much alive today. The preamble of The Constitution serves as an introduction for the entire document. It provides a sort of outline of what the founding father's were to write about in more detail throughout The Constitution. By reading this small paragraph, we are able to understand some of what The Constitution promises it's citizens and what the founding father's wanted the United States of America to be based upon.

If you search "preamble" on Youtube, thousands of videos turn up. More than half of those videos are of children 2-6 reciting the preamble. Although The Constitution as a whole can be somewhat confusing, the preamble is incredibly simple to decipher.