We 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.
In order to form a more perfect union, the Federal Government must perform seven separable yet interconnected functions:
- Provide for the national defense – from foreign powers and other external and internal threats
- Provide for a national currency and monetary system
- Oversee public education, health and welfare
- Regulate interstate commerce
- Provide and ensure critical infrastructure such as transportation, energy, and communications
- Ensure compliance with the Constitution and Federal Law throughout the land
- Levy and collect taxes sufficient to fund its operations
Jobs, jobs, jobs…
Leaders of both major political parties have made job creation a key element in their campaign messages. But nowhere in our country’s founding documents does it state that a purpose of government is to create jobs. Rather, we believe the opposite to be true; that the Government needs to perform its responsibilities with integrity and to a high standard of quality as efficiently as possible – without regard for job creation.