We The People

We The People

census.gov content on who was part of the first census.

We the People of the United States

A dissection of the Constitution of the United States in 2020 for the purpose of the general Welfare.

“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.” Taken from NNC.net 

We The People

Who are those people? According to census.gov [which is currently down so I can’t get more details yet] “The six inquiries in 1790 called for the name of the head of the family and the number of persons in each household of the following descriptions: Free White males of 16 years and upward (to assess the country’s industrial and military potential) Free White males under 16 years. Free White females.” This information is what Google shows as coming from the Census.gov website. The total population from the United State’s first census that year is stated to have been close to 4,000,000. What did the people providing that statistic consider to be a person? Who were the people, they were representing?  

To clarify what people decided who a person was, since the Government Census website is down, Here’s an article written by  a freelance science and culture journalist for SMITHSONIANMAG.COM, “The first census asked just six questions: the name of the (white, male) householder, and then the names of all the other people in the household, divided into these categories: Free white males who were at least 16 years old; free white males who were under 16 years old; free white females; all other free persons; and slaves. The census reflected the values of the United States in 1790: “Slaves were counted as three-fifths of a person. Indians weren’t counted until 1870.”  I prefer to refer to Indians as people that come from India and First Americans as people that were, well, here first.

So in 1790, which is 13 years after the Constitution of the United States was written, we can see that the people writting this only saw people as people of certain European decent. It might have even been as pedestrian as skin tone. It could literally have been more about the individuals last name. Western European countries put a lot of value into a person’s last name. You had households. You were either from a Royal family or you were not. Because they moved from Europe to North America doesn’t mean they left their beliefs, values, and morals behind. So it’s not hard to see why people in 1787 only considered a person to be their “people” because that is simply how it was done and that way of living hadn’t been broken yet, so why fix it?

So we have more information on who was considered to be the audience; the living entity that the document was protecting. We the People.

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If you’re meant to do something, just do it. 

Don’t worry about how many others are doing it, how they are doing it, where they are doing it. How many people support what they are doing.  

If it’s calling you deeply in your soul to do something, do it.

If it’s nagging you night and day and you really, really love doing it, do it.

What you don’t know is that someone is doing it for money and not love. Someone is doing it because they thing they have to, they feel pressured, or it’s what someone else said they were good at and they WANT OUT!

They are begging daily for change. They are desperate to have the chance to do something more aligned with who they truly are.

not trying because you think you know...that's insecurity not knowledge.
They make come across as successful and having everything. I’m not saying everyone that has money is unhappy. I’m saying don’t use your opinion of their emotions as an excuse to not go for it. Your competition might seem to be happy and have it all together but that’s not always the case. 

Not trying because you “think” you “KNOW”… that’s insecurity not knowledge. You don’t know. You just know you’re too scared to try and people will console you, you’ll get love, for talking about all the ways it won’t work.  

You’ll find support in everything and in your perception of anything.  

So don’t use the excuse that there are too many people out there doing the same thing. Just do it!