preamble

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  • me:the people of the united states, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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
  • steven universe fandom:...and steven!
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Without much preamble everyone gets started.

Locke: “Hey these blocks look a lot like chocolate. Is it just me or…?”

Dominic: “Don’t try to eat it.”

Locke: “I wasn’t gonna!”

Dominic: “Seriously. Don’t do it. It won’t taste like chocolate, I assure you.”

Locke: “…but how can you be completely sure?”

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Toni: “For your inspiration today I’ll be posing for you chumps. I call this pose ‘When I get my loving arms around you…I’m gonna strangle the shit out of you.’ Enjoy.”

My heart didn’t break into a thousand pieces after he left. Instead, I realized all the things he didn’t do. He didn’t want to hear my stories. He didn’t ask me questions. He didn’t smile when I was talking to him. He didn’t hug me out of the blue to make me feel good. His hugs were always a preamble to something else and after he was gone, I wondered if he ever knew me at all.
—  Diane Les Becquets
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September 17th 1787: US Constitution signed

On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. The document was thus adopted by the Constitutional Convention, which included George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. It was later ratified by the states and came into effect on March 4th 1789. The Constitution sets out the rules and principles that govern America to this day, and defines the powers of the three branches of federal government and the states. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and established basic rights of citizens, including freedom and speech and religion. The Constitution has since been amended 17 times, giving a total of 27 amendments. America’s is the oldest written constitution still used today.

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”

Preamble

time to review what i can still recall ;)

“We, the sovereign Filipino people imploring the aid of almighty God in order to build a just and humane society and establish a government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve (something, okay nalimutan ko!) …and to secure to ourselves & our posterity the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law, the regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality & peace do ordain and promulgate this constitution.”

based on what I can still recall and what I reviewed, fail padin talaga ako sa mid-part nan. uggh. got to review diz.

But, enough of the preamble. Now, to the amble.

Today is the day. There is only one thing for today, and that is the destruction of the hated StrexCorp, and freeing our town of Night Vale. We will work no longer. We will worship a Smiling God no longer. We have failed before, we have failed so many times at so many tasks, but at this, we will not fail.

I hope.

I mean, I really, really, hope that we will not fail.

In any case, we will be devoting all of today’s broadcast to the revolution with no interruptions.

— 

Welcome to Night Vale

Episode 49 - Old Oak Doors Part A

The Declaration of Independence again, this time turned sideways and glossed for your convenience, although I admit it almost seems more confusing to me now that I’ve turned it back into English.

Also, this particular manuscript has an error: for the last instance of  “present tense particle” (third-to-last line) the scribe actually wrote pol “become” instead, although both glyphs do have the same radical.

Government

Until a couple of days ago I never really understood, or paid attention, to what the Constitution was. I also learned what preamble, articles, amendments and ratify mean. After finding out what all these words meant it became very interesting to me. Knowing what these words meant kinda made feel a whole lot smarter.

I love the way the preamble starts out “We the people”. Starting a sentence like that is so original, and so faithful. starting a sentence like that shows and tells us that we have decided as people to be free with no King or Queen or any royalty. The preamble would not show the same affection if it started out with “I the King” or “I the Queen”. “I” is something that a person would not want to see in any group decision, “we” is something you look forward to seeing ‘cause you and your group made the decision together.

Amendments are another good decision that America has come up with. We as a people can’t just rely on the constitution just the way it was made, we may find something that needs to be changed in our history. Slavery is a very good example of changing laws, without amendments slavery would probably still exist. Without Amendments nothing would have changed and laws would be unfair. 

It took 5 men to write the 52-word Preamble, but we think you can do it in 140 characters on Twitter (or in the comments below).

From today through September 17—the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution—we’re asking you to condense the meaning of the Preamble in a bite-sized tweet and let us know at @USNatArchives.


On Constitution Day, the Archivist of the United States will choose the winner, who will receive a pocket-size Constitution from the Foundation for the National Archives.

The rules are simple: shorten the Preamble down to as few words (or letters) as possible while retaining the Preamble’s meaning, then tweet us your response using the hashtag #Preamble. (Or, just put your submission in the comments below)

“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.”

Full details here: http://go.usa.gov/r7TH

Over at the DeviantArt constructed languages group, http://constructedlanguages.deviantart.com/journal/Conlang-Challenge-July-544060761, they posted a challenge to translate the preamble of the United States’ Declaration of Independence into a conlang. I translated it into Yuktepat, which makes it easily the longest and most complicated Yuktepat passage I’ve written yet.