After watching and reading about the GOP convention, its speakers and platform positions, I was rather tired of the GOP beating the "You didn't build that" drum over and over. After all, as has been shown, that quotation from President Barack Obama was taken completely out of context. (Obama was saying that self-made entrepreneurs didn't build the roads and other public goods they use.)
Given that individualistic "I built it" drumbeat, maybe the preamble to the Constitution should now read like this:
"I the person of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Individual, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for my defense, promote my own Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to myself and my Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Honestly, haven't "We the People" accomplished more as a collective society than I the person?
Karl R. Walker
Salt Lake City