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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Porretto: "But...It's For 'The General Welfare'"

Please read Fran's musings on this statement by James Madison:

If congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands, they may appoint teachers in every state, county, and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post roads; in short, everything, from the highest object of state regulation down to the most minute objects of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress....Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of limited Government established by the people of America. [Letter to Edmund Pendleton, January 21, 1792]

Any questions?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madison predicted the future. Done deal. He's probably spinning in his grave!

January 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Every Leftist Ever said...

Look, everyone knows that the Founding Slaveowners *meant* it all as the Suggested Constitution and Bill of Recommendations.....

January 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM  

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