Our Founders came here with the expectation that the government they formed would exercise responsibility with the six things expressed in the Preamble, one of which was to "promote the general welfare". Poverty was among the things the Founders wanted to solve, because of the average person's resources at a very bare minimum in the country they left for better things. But our government today has become quite a mirror image of the former authoritarian oligarchy they left behind, where rich people's authoritarian demands were much more addressed than what the general population needed. We need to get back to the Founding Fathers' six expectations of government so we can have a much better economy and society, and smarter and more effective international policies.

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