Constitutional right to life

Joseph Farah makes a great point:

“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 this Constitution for the United States of America,” it says.

Important words all. But I want you to focus right now on those to whom this document applies. Who are the subjects and beneficiaries of the Constitution, as stated clearly in the preamble?

The answer? “… to ourselves and our posterity …”

The word “ourselves” in this context refers to those men who wrote it – and to their generation of Americans.

“Posterity,” which literally means “descendants” or all succeeding generations, refers, in this context, to all those Americans yet unborn.

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2 Responses to “Constitutional right to life”

  1. Childlife says:

    I agree with this whole-heartedly, however, I’m afraid that the left would exercise their ‘freedom of choice’ to choose to define posterity as those individuals who have successfully taken their first breaths and immediately pledged their allegiances to Planned Parenthood.

  2. casey says:

    Yeah, you’re right. Liberals have a way of re-defining words to suit their purposes.