Greg Proffit

Feb 19, 2021

8 min read

to insure Domestic Tranquility

We still have some work to do on this one…

The third stated purpose of the Constitution as outlined by the Preamble is ”to insure Domestic Tranquility.” On the face of it, this seems to be self-explanatory, but a review of the circumstances and context of the Constitutional Convention gives insights that once again reveal both the immediate practicality and the future prescience of the founders.

Domestic Tranquility is not a monolithic goal. It has scope that is both macro and micro, running the gamut from counter-terrorism to police reform to digital…