Today is Constitution Day. I encourage you all to read this document that sets forth our government. It's a great document, and it's not that long. Here is the preamble, with the original spelling and usage common at the time:
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.
One of the things that I love about the Constitution is that it is a living document. That means that it can be amended. I love how the founders of our country were forward-thinking enough to realize that changes to society and the country would mean that amendments would be needed for the Constitution. Of course, they also understood that changing the Constitution should not be done willy-nilly, and so made the process a bit difficult. But there is still a mechanism to accept change, and that is important.
At any rate, it's always a good idea to actually read the Constitution and know what's in there. You might be surprised…