"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Sunday, December 4, 2011

American History Condensed - The Preamble To The Constitution

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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