Monday, August 29, 2005

Our Constitution vs. Their Consitution

Here's the preamble to our constitution:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.

Here's the preamble to their constitution:

The people of Iraq, striving to reclaim their freedom, which was usurped by the previous tyrannical regime, rejecting violence and coercion in all their forms, and particularly when used as instruments of governance, have determined that they shall hereafter remain a free people governed under the rule of law. These people, affirming today their respect for international law, especially having been amongst the founders of the United Nations, working to reclaim their legitimate place among nations, have endeavored at the same time to preserve the unity of their homeland in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity in order to draw the features of the future new Iraq, and to establish the mechanisms aiming, amongst other aims, to erase the effects of racist and sectarian policies and practices. This Law is now established to govern the affairs of Iraq during the transitional period until a duly elected government, operating under a permanent and legitimate constitution achieving full democracy, shall come into being.

See what happens when you get lawyers writing this stuff?


meforevermore said...

More like "To the point" VS "We'll get to the point" lol


suzypwr said...

Both of them make me a little sleepy.

jocko8189 said...

Does this mean that lawyers add three times as much verbiage? Counted the words, and yes, I guess you are right!! 51 words to 153

screaminremo303 said...

You could just write "Play Nice With Others" on a business card.

robbush6 said...

You added lawyers AND translators. Have you ever tried to assemble a home theatre system? The translation from Japanese to English layered over all the "Insert Tab A into Slot B" business is enough to make me insane.

belfastcowboy75 said...

Of greater concern, the Sunnis have already bolted, and the Kurds are looking confederation. Fix that, Bush.