- Phillip Beaver
- Baton Rouge, LA
- United States
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Could We the People become America’s greatest asset?
I would like to renew Andrea Grazzini Walstrom’s conversation and promote the Preamble to the US Constitution.
We the People seems defined in the Preamble to the US Constitution. The Preamble may be paraphrased: “We the People [in our respective] States, in order to [accomplish unity, justice, tranquility, defense, prosperity, liberty, and continuity], do [govern] the [nation].” Thus, We the People is the voters who are committed to and trust the seven secular goals stated in Preamble to the US Constitution.
We the People respects harmless private practices, such as theism or atheism, yet would maintain the seven goals. We the People includes religious people who respect the opinions of non-religious people and vice versa.
For America to fulfill its promises, the majority of voters must consider, practice, promote, and celebrate the Preamble. This profound change could begin on September 16, 2011, celebration of Constitution Day.
Does this idea motivate TED readers to reconsider, practice, and promote the Preamble? What arguments support opposition?