The difference between what the Framers intended and could defend, compared to what their hard work has turned into today is an outrage! Perhaps the easiest way to discern what the Framers had in mind may indeed be the opening statement of the U.S. Constitution (read below).
“We The People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Speaking for and on behalf of the people of the USA, [and] in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice which means a rule of law, will provide attorney’s, juries, criminal and civil trials, and all of the appropriate courts thereto, insure domestic tranquility which means peace through laws, unobstructed liberty and freedom, and regard for one’s privacy and protection; as well as provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare which by scholastic and academic support means provide for an economy and the means to enact the economy (jobs), and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity which is to make sure we live in freedom — not only us but to our future generation of descendents, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the USA.
In one of the deadliest attacks against American forces in Afghanistan this year, a Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove into a military convoy near Bagram Air Base on Monday, killing six American soldiers, a United States official said.
The attack came as Taliban forces have continued grabbing territory across Afghanistan, dragging more American troops directly into the fight despite commanders’ continued insistence that the focus of the NATO force remains on training and advising. As the battle intensified this fall, the Obama administration even reversed plans to begin withdrawing troops this year, instead choosing to leave the 9,800-American force in Afghanistan through at least 2016.
Even away from the most intense battlegrounds in southern and eastern Afghanistan, and with the Afghan forces nominally taking the lead in the fighting, American forces have remained at risk, with at least 15 killed this year before the attack on Monday.
The Taliban suicide bomber struck a joint patrol of American and Afghan troops was moving through a village near Bagram Air Base, a sprawling base north of Kabul that is manned largely by American service members and contractors, the United States official said. Another two Americans were wounded in the bombing, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Pentagon had not yet publicly confirmed that those killed on Monday were American.
Abdul Shakor Qudosi, the district governor of Bagram, which is north of Kabul, said three Afghan police officers were wounded in the attack. “The suicide bomber was riding a motorcycle and struck a joint patrol” of Afghan and American soldiers, Mr. Qudosi said.