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Establish justice and secure the blessings of Liberty

In American Sovereign on March 25, 2011 at 10:10 am

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

[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 defense, 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.

 

Definitions:

Preamble: An introductory statement; preface; introduction. The introductory part of a statute, deed, or the like, stating the reasons and intent of what follows.

Establish: To found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis; to install or settle in a position, place; to show to be valid or true; prove; to cause to be accepted or recognized; to bring about permanently; to enact, appoint, or ordain for permanence, as a law.

Justice: The quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness; rightfulness or lawfulness; justness of ground or reason; just dealing, or treatment; the maintenance or administration of what is just by law, as by judicial or other proceedings

Secure: free from danger or harm; safe; dependable; firm; not liable to fail, yield, become displaced, etc., as a support or a fastening: The building was secure, even in an earthquake; affording safety, as a place; in safe custody or keeping.

Blessings: a special favor, mercy, or benefit: the blessings of liberty; a favor or gift bestowed by the Creator, thereby bringing happiness; the invoking of Creator ‘s favor upon a person; approval.

Liberty: freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control; freedom from external or foreign rule; independence; freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc.; power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc., according to choice; freedom from captivity, confinement, or physical restraint; freedom or right to frequent or use a place; unwarranted or impertinent freedom in action or speech, or a form or instance of it: to take liberties; freedom from despotism.

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