As the Preamble to the American Constitution states:
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."Provide" for the common defence, not merely "promote" it. And "promote" the general welfare, not "provide" it. A small distinction, perhaps, but one which results in a HUGE difference. One infused with and empowered by the self-imposed limits of "liberty".
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." ~ George Washington -