I'm not quite convinced that the diagram of "to ourselves and our posterity" is correct. I think that that phrase is modifying the verb "secure", and not the object "blessings", and thus should branch off from the verb "secure".
However, I missed the whole "of the United States of America" in modifying "We the people", because I diagrammed this on my whiteboard from the Schoolhouse Rock song, which omitted that phrase.
P.S. I think it's interesting to see, on a website discussing a particular aspect of grammar, the usage of "insure" instead of "ensure". Haha, dumbasses! =^)
Thread: The Preamble to the Constitution
Fri May 25 2012, 01:01 PM #1
The Preamble to the Constitution
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