My people perish from a lack of knowledge.
Hosea 4: 6 (KJV)
"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."
Preamble To The United States Constitution 1787 (The Constitution was ratified in 1788)
In the novel "1984", George Orwell introduced us to the words 'doublethink' and 'newspeak'. A word Orwell DIDN'T use - but which combines the two - is 'doublespeak'. Doublespeak is saying one thing and meaning another, usually its opposite.
In "1984" when BIG BROTHER (Big Brother represented Joseph Stalin) and the Party said PEACE they meant WAR, when they said LOVE they meant HATE, and when they said FREEDOM they meant SLAVERY.
The Preamble phrase "...promote the general Welfare..." is commonly quoted by Liberal Progressives to validate their 'Wealth Re-distribution' schemes for their 'Utopian Welfare State'. The meaning of the word 'welfare' in 1787 when the Preamble was written (according to the American Heritage Dictionary): welfare n. 1. health, happiness, or prosperity; well-being. [wel faren, to fare well].
The phrase 'Social Welfare' more aptly describes modern Day Liberal Progressive redistributive taxation. This 'Doublespeak' used by Liberal Progressives has caused confusion within the American Citizenry.
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