Did You Catch This One Little Word?

When I was working on my last post, one statement just seemed “off” to me.  So I checked on it, here is the statement:

He is trying to do what a democratic government should do, that is, provide for the general welfare of the people.

Do you see it?

Now compare that statement with this one:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.

The first statement includes a section of the Constitution preamble, although a word was changed  (okay 2 words).

promote the general welfare

vs

provide for the general welfare

Provide is used in the preamble–provide for the common defence–which established the army and navy.  Promote is used which means to “encourage” not “furnish”.  It seems that some would have it mean redistribution of wealth and now health with entitlement programs.  How far we have come from the original meaning.

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3 Responses to Did You Catch This One Little Word?

  1. Sharon says:

    Great post!

  2. Cathy says:

    Many in this administration have gone way too far from our Constitution, its origins and its purpose! It’s pretty obvious those on the left are trying to re-define and transform America into something entirely different! Obama told us during his campaign that was his intent. He also told us he would redistribute our wealth. Why some people voted for this ‘change’ I’ll never comprehend!!

  3. Cathy says:

    I don’t think this President believes in the Constitution, Democracy, or Capitalism. His ideology is based on fairness and equality–this is, after all, what drives entitlement programs in ‘providing’ to some what others have earned and worked hard to acquire.

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