Dear Democratic Congresspeople:
I have thought for a long time that it has been a mistake to exclude the Preamble to the Constitution from the effective language of our government. It reads: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish …..”
Without the use of this language to guide us, both in law and in culture, selfishness has been established as a virtue and ignorance as a necessity, and our country is headed down the tubes. We’ve devolved democracy into cash throwing contests, committed the most egregious war crimes possible, vitiated half of the Bill of Rights. Every single clause from the Preamble would be tossed out the window YET AGAIN if we pass the TPA, the TTP, TTIP, etc. More jobs lost, more education degraded, more children hungry, more men and women of our valorous Services living on the streets.
It is crucial that you vote against it. No matter how it is packaged, what remains to the general public of what America was supposed to be is at stake.
Wat Stearns, Brattleboro, VT 05301, soulipsis aT gMail dOt cOm