WE THE PEOPLE: Article 3: The Need to Promote the General Welfare

Can one honestly speak positively of the country’s general welfare when a significant percentage of its populace lacks good health care? Shouldn’t it then be an important objective to solve that problem and assure that good care is available to all who need it? Note, too, that though insurance is the likely means to provide… More

WE THE PEOPLE: Article 2: The meaning of Words – Promote the General Welfare

The debate stimulated by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison in the Federalist Papers over the role of the federal government continues unabated today and reflects itself in issues such as states’ rights, regulations, health care, limited versus big government, and taxation. You might recognize the current differences of opinion concerning each as those espoused separately… More

WE THE PEOPLE: Article 1: The meaning of Words

“We the people,” a phrase that suggests a grouping of individuals banding together to a common end, is the preamble to what may be the most ambitious document of self-government ever written, the Constitution of the United States of America. Considering the document is more than two hundred years old and conditions have changed markedly… More