Thursday, October 21, 2010

General Welfare

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 orain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

A handful of men got together and decided this document would be law of the United States of America. Without searching the topic of "general Welfare", I take it to mean, that all the people's welfare would be promoted.

If there were no jobs, the country would create jobs. If people were hungry, they would be fed. If they were without shelter, it would be given unto them. If they were ill, they would have adequate health care provided. When we, the people, could not work due to infirmities, be it mental or physical or old age, our needs would be promoted.

People are real big at spitting out the words liberal and lefties as if citizens could be defined by labels. Self-professed Christian conservatives are the biggest spitters. They, who should, if following the words of the man they profess to worship, would be filled with compassion for those who have less than. There would be no need for tax funded programs if that type of Christian got off their high horses, stopped with the name-calling and fed the hungry, sheltered the poor, adopted out-of-wedlock babies, rallied against organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan.

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