"Acceptance" entails consideration, personal and civic comprehension, appreciation, and independent adoption of the U.S. Preamble's proposition. Each U.S. citizen should own and use a personal interpretation of the U.S. Preamble.
Civic, civil, and legal subject, predicate, and object of the U.S. Constitution’s proposition:
“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."
Phil Beaver’s affirmative interpretation for living citizens, at least himself:
We the People of the United States intentionally discipline ourselves and encourage fellow citizens to integrity, justice, peace, strength, and prosperity in order to empower responsible human independence to living citizens.
Phil Beaver’s cautionary interpretation:
We the People of the United States intentionally discipline ourselves and encourage fellow citizens to both avoid and discourage deceit, injustice, disruption, weakness, poverty and dependence.
“Liberty” to some citizens means license for tyranny, disruption, and bloodletting. Since June 21, 1788, tolerant citizens have allowed members of Congress[i] to neglect if not repress the U.S. Preamble.
Let self-interested voters choose candidates for election based on whether or not the candidate’s interpretation of the U.S. Preamble as stated in his or her platform and past political conduct evince conformation to the voter's interpretation (both improvements of my interpretations, above).
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