Writing about what I have been reading and encountering in the media.
|“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.”
It is a pleasure to ponder this brief statement of intention on this Independence Day. It is a pleasure to say I am part of the We who are The People of the United States of America. It’s not pride so much as comfort that I have a home among people who want to work together to achieve such lofty goals. It is with gratitude that I acknowledge just how difficult this work is and has been for the past 236+ years. I also acknowledge with gratitude that each citizen, past and present has and continues to contribute in one way or another to the effort. We have smaller groups with whom we identify, families, people with common interests, fellow workers, people like us, and each of these groups works in one way or another toward these goals. We want to show our gratitude, but no matter how hard we try, it seems someone gets left out. So my goal with this writing is to publish a huge Thank You Everybody in America for doing your part. I hope you have each had a pleasant moment reflecting on your citizenship today.