These words introduced the Constitution of the United States, and made it clear what all people desire: A Perfect Society. One that works.
But what is the best definition of a perfect society? What laws must it have and enforce, and what kind of people must reside in that governed body? Would the very existence of laws negate a community's perfection as laws should only exist when needed? How would such a culture survive and manage to avoid an abusive dictatorial leadership? Would humans need to change the very basic core of their identity - the very things that makes us human? Or could we somehow find a comfortable middle-ground between a perfect government and a perfect people?
What do you feel would be a definition of a perfect society?
Would a perfect people need laws as they would have no desire to violate the safety and happiness of their neighbors?
Could a perfect government enforce laws without commanding its people to submit unconditionally to it?
What do you think?
(yeah, this has kept me up tonight)