Measure progress against mission

To the editor:

We the people. The first words, the preamble to the American Constitution, could be viewed as a mission statement for the brave young nation. Let us thoughtfully measure our progress, individually and as a nation, against that mission. Are we continuing to improve at

a) forming a more perfect union?

b) establishing justice?

c) insuring domestic tranquillity?

d) providing for the common defense?

e) promoting the general welfare? and

f) securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity?

All of these should rightfully be our goals and our guidelines.

Phyllis Ramos