The Purpose of Government as Defined by the US Constitution
…is revealed in the Preamble
The framers of the US Constitution, meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 were tasked with codifying the framework of government that the newly independent, loosely confederated American colonies might adopt as its charter, founding document, it’s raison d’être, to borrow a wonderful French term, its ”reason for being”,… its purpose.
The framers don’t leave the reader in suspense very long. In the opening words, the famous Preamble, they lay out the ends they seek, the purpose for…