Constitution Day Preamble September 17, 2020

We the people of the United States—not politicians, not corporations—WE THE PEOPLE
In order to form a more perfect union—for the imperfections have become loopholes
Establish justice—because justice is rare
Insure domestic tranquility—by not interfering with legal domestic unrest
Provide for the common defense—not privileged offense
Promote the general welfare—not systemic oppression
Secure the blessings of liberty—to all and their posterity
DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH another document which will be misinterpreted—used to support the
powers of the few—ignored—allowing checks and balances to evaporate like the promise of
One nation
With liberty and justice for all

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.