Founding Fathers set the standard


Published: Monday, January 9, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 9:52 p.m.
I believe Jeffrey Jones (Jan.2) shares some valid concerns. However, he has forgotten the opening line of the Constitution of the United States.
Our Founding Fathers were concerned about the general welfare of our early citizens. The Preamble reads: "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 Founding Fathers were wise men. The system of government they envisioned was one of order. Though perhaps an ideal approach is for the churches to take on the important task for government of looking out for the needs (orderly behavior) of the citizenry, I do not believe our liberal legal system would allow such an approach.
Our Founding Fathers set the foundation and future standards for our leaders. If you go back to basics and read the preamble, you find that "We" (the people) are the government. If you don't like its direction, then you have the opportunity to find a better or more qualified servant to lead our government in another direction.
Dave Hill, Gainesville

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