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The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America contains language that is incredibly meaningful to some, misunderstood by many, and in need of periodic revisitation for all. What did the framers mean when they used the language they chose to use? This article intends to provide a basic review of that language so that more of us understand the intent of the framers and, for those in positions of leadership, to embrace their responsibility of more completely understanding why they do what they do.


Dimmock, Aaron, and Dana Born. "A More Perfect Union: Meaning in the Preamble of the United States Constitution." Journal of Character & Leadership Development 10.3 (Fall 2023): 101-105.