And secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,

from Constitutional Convention (Ft. James Madison & Thomas Jefferson) – The U.S. Constitution (Preamble) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Hand in hand with the general welfare, the framers looked forward to the blessings of liberty — something they had all fought hard for just a decade before. They were very concerned that they were creating a nation that would resemble something of a paradise for liberty, as opposed to the tyranny of a monarchy, where citizens could look forward to being free as opposed to looking out for the interests of a king. And more than for themselves, they wanted to be sure that the future generations of Americans would enjoy the same.

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