Jerry Marsh
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The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution begins, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union ...” Many people take those words to mean that the will of the people should prevail in any political or governmental dispute. The Preamble concludes with the following: “do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” There exists a tension between these two passages that people often overlook, the tension between people and states.

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