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
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.