Today, I am diving into the Constitution of the United States after a friend’s wake-up call. I had to admit that as an American citizen I no had real knowledge of exactly what is in our Constitution. Nor did I know how my not knowing had such serious effects on my rights. I had no idea just how so many other American citizens were like myself.
Recently, I had been made aware of a survey that had been done with 10,000 American participants regarding their knowledge of the Constitution. Much to my surprise out of the 10,000 only (2) people knew of the Constitution, let alone what it meant.
So, since my eyes are now open, I am determined to educate others and myself. I will be going through the documents and pulling from all other sources for the purpose that we all can have a clearer picture of just what our rights are and how we are protected by them. We cannot fight for our rights not to be taken away if we have no knowledge of them in the first place.
So, let’s start with what was their intent. For each installment, I will be sharing commentaries from others. The following statement is what I have found and have included the link below for the full document of our Constitution. Please feel free to voice your questions and or comments.
As we learn together may we stand strong in our newfound awareness of the freedoms and rights for all American citizens that our founding fathers set in place?
The Constitution itself is divided into three major parts, the Preamble, seven articles, and amendments. The Preamble or introduction introduces the main purpose of the U.S. Constitution, and why it was needed.
The Preamble is an explanation of why the Constitution was written, and the major goals it hopes to accomplish. The single most important part of the Preamble is the first three words, “We the people…” which point out where our government receives its authority from, the people that are governed.
The people of one nation, not a monarchy led by a distant tyrannical king, created the U.S. Constitution.
“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 prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”