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.
We – the people.Â Not some oligarch, or secret commitee or “Dear Leader.”
We. The. People.
We the people decide in the privacy of our voting booth and by our absentee ballot.Â Not by riot, not by gun and bayonet, not by tanks in the square.
We. The.Â People.
If you haven’t exercised your franchise yet – do so, post haste.
If you have – thank you and ponder on the process that for all its inconveniences, foibles, and human failings, sees to the orderly transition of power every quadrennial.Â Pause and give thanks for those who fought, either under arms or in the courtrooms for the preservation of those freedoms and extension of that franchise to all Americans – native born and naturalized.Â In fact, now wouldn’t be a bad time to read that document that many have raised their hand in solemn duty to protect against all enemies, foreign and domestic – right over here.