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"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union ...."
Originally posted by Toromos
Just to add some icing to the two previous answers from a grammatical point of view; "perfect" had connotations of "completeness" in the 18th Century that has somewhat disappeared now. So in the sentence quoted, the writers are stating they wish to form a government where the state of union between the colonies is more complete, more actualized, than was the case before the constitution. "Perfect" in this context does not mean without flaw.