Americans must remember, honor preamble

Editor, the Advocate:

I'm sending this letter to refresh the public on the importance of the preamble to our Constitution.

Do you pledge allegiance to the United States of America?

Are you helping to form a more perfect Union?

Are you helping establish justice?

Are you helping ensure domestic tranquility?

Are you helping provide for the common defense?

Are you helping promote the general welfare?

Are you helping secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity?

These questions are inspired by the preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.

Our country's fathers placed the preamble first because it provides an outline of its importance to our nation's survival. Deviating from the preamble will make our country a not-so-perfect union.

On another point of interest, did you know that of the 535 members in the House and Senate, only 102 of them have any military experience? That's just 19 percent. Does this contribute to Congress lacking in understanding about our women and men in uniform? You be the judge.

Gabriel Calzada Sr., Port Lavaca