My son and I were again discussing the abortion issues in light of the Constitution and he schooled so well that I had to support his claims beginning with a grammar lesson. According to grammerly.com and thesaursus.com - here is how to capitalize proper nouns:
A proper noun is the special noun or name used for a specific person, place, company, or other thing. Proper nouns should always be capitalized.
This grammar lesson applies directly to our discussion of the Constitution because from the original to any copy of the preamble to the Constitution you will find a number of capitalized words that if one did not know better seem to be grammatical errors. We narrowed our discussion to focus in on the word Posterity as a formal noun. We sought to understand what the definition of the word is, and the intent of the use of a capitalized "Posterity" by our fore fathers in the preamble of the Constitution. We hope to reveal the implications thereof for all of society in general and for US citizens in particular from the past, from the present, and into the future in a very clear way.
The word Posterity was capitalized as the formal name for us. The big question is who are we this us formally spoken of in the preable? A look at the definition will help clarify our special place in the constitution as an overarching guide to all its following thoughts.
According to webster.com the definition of Posterity is - "Posterity: pos·ter·i·ty noun \pä-'ster-?-te\: people in the future… the offspring of one progenitor to the furthest generation… all future generations… Middle English posterite, from Anglo-French pusterité, from Latin posteritat-, posteritas, from posterus coming after… First Known Use: 14th century."
Constitutionally then Posterity exactly means ALL people into the future who have been, who are, and who will be citizens of this one nation called the United States of America. The USA is; according to the dictionary, the progenitor of all future generations to the furthest generation. We ALL as the offspring of this great nation, entirely have the full protections provided by the consent of the governed as outlined in the constitutions in its entirety in general and specifically as an over arching consideration beginning in the preamble. The preamble must then guide and inform our understanding of the bill of rights and the proper application of those rights to us ALL as the future generations spoken of in the Preamble by its use of the capitalized word "Posterity."
We as a nation have failed a segment of the ALL represented in the capitalized word "Posterity". We have failed by accepting baseless claims that one segment of us the Posterity of the USA is more worthy to live than another because of privacy rights. Unless and until this nation returns to the true meaning of us as ALL of the Posterity of the Preamble, there will never be true respect for life or a valued understanding that murder is murder no matter when it occurs. Beyond our civil rights on this matter is both the Natural Law and Word if God. Taken in the totality of all known understanding, the capitalized use of the word "Posterity" must include the pre-born. The right to abortion is a humanist rationalization to relieve the guilt of murder so one can live as they please without regard to consequences. The Word of God, the Natural Law, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and its Preamble can not all be wrong or irrelevant. These are the guiding principles that apply to ALL of us the Posterity of the United States of America. My son and I agree on the emphasis applied to the word Posterity in the preamble precisely because it is capitalized.