Re: Live Free or Move!
posted at 5/9/2013 1:59 PM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
General welfare, as used in the constitution, is in reference to economics, i.e. commerce,
Wrong. The interestate commerce clause referes to economics, i.e. commerce.
You simply choose whatever definition for a given word you think supports your brainwashed view. This is why you claim Hitler was a liberal.
Have another beer.
No, once again you are wrong. We have been down this road before. The genral welfare clause is NOT an enumerated power, it does NOT apply to individuals, but to states, and is interpreted narrowly, in any case. The words of Thomas Jefferson on the matter:
“[We] disavow and declare to be most false and unfounded, the doctrine that the compact, in authorizing its federal branch to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States, has given them thereby a power to do whatever they may think or pretend would promote the general welfare, which construction would make that, of itself, a complete government, without limitation of powers; but that the plain sense and obvious meaning were, that they might levy the taxes necessary to provide for the general welfare by the various acts of power therein specified and delegated to them, and by no others.”
So, again, I ask: Where in the consitution is the right or responsibility to feed the people delegated or enumerated to the government?