I don’t think it took very long before the first independent Americans stopped using the phrase “we the people” and replaced it with “government.”
I think that’s when political morality and ethics began to go downhill for America.
There’s power in the phrase “we the people.”
If there were Copy Designers back then, they’d agree that “we the people” is a genius piece of marketing copy.
If any politician today began adopting certain old school languages like that in their campaign speech, I bet they’d kill.
“We the people” hits home to everyone’s heart that there is no government, there is no corporation, there is nothing except human beings. When I hear “we the people,” I think about being among a large gathering of people and beside me are people that I know and beside them there are people they know and etc till all of humanity is connected.
“We the people” reminds me that I’m individually responsible for my part in the fabric of Human society. That there is no government or corporation out there that I can wait on to do the things that are necessary.