The United States Citizens Oath of Office
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.
This US Citizen’s Oath is the first-opening statement of the Constitution! It therefore, places responsibility of government on the shoulders of US citizens.
Hence, without the active participation of We the People, the succeeding Articles are but words written on dead, in-adamant, wood-paper, etc.
In fact, the first Law of the USA, i.e., Declaration of Independence, stipulates,
“That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
We the People, “us the living”, give life, credibility to the Constitution
Note POTUS Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address of November 19, 1863, in which he charges “us the living” to protect the freedom of the chattel slaves for which 740,000, young, innocent, white boys and men, plus 38,000 blacks of such, including Lincoln himself, who perished in the Civil War over and even for.