We The People

Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2024 04:04 PM by K. Latham
Photo by Dyana Wing So on Unsplash

I originally posted this in the Blog Oklahoma Newsletter: We The People (July 1, 2024).

I had today’s newsletter just about ready to go when the news regarding presidential immunity dropped from the United States Supreme Court this morning. I was going to present something a little lighter today by sharing some of the software and services I use here at the office, but that doesn’t feel appropriate right now. I’ll save it for next time.

This and a few other rulings from the Court this term could have been better. I’m not a legal scholar, so I must leave it to others for analysis. I’ll provide a link to the Court's opinions so you can read them yourself.

I’m still of the opinion that no one is above the law. Especially not the President or a Justice of the Supreme Court.

This week is the fourth of July, Independence Day. It’s a day of patriotism, celebration, and family fun. Some of you might not feel like celebrating our country right now. I get it. I ask you to remember these words:

“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.”

Flawed men wrote that. Our union isn’t perfect and never has been. These words are a promise that “We the People” can make it happen. I believe that. It might not happen today, but we strive for something better. Our country has always been a work in progress.

So I say celebrate Independence Day. Celebrate your family, your friends, your community, and the promise of “We the People.”

More later. Time to enjoy some hot dogs with the family.