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Well if you drown plants and animals in oil they may eventually get "preserved", get it?
Two things here:Our federal Congress may provide for the general welfare in any manner that is not repugnant to our federal Constitution.
1. "provide for the general welfare".... What they did to specify that is to lay out the enumerated powers. It is NOT "in any manner" it is specific. Raise an Army, build post roads, etc. That has nothing to do with welfare assistance payments in this country.
2. It is clear in the writings of the founders what their intent was, in the Federalist papers, and they were getting away from a Monarchy that "took care of the subjects needs through a leviathan"....
Defense is an enumerated power yes.The same goes for the common defense, as well.
"The grant of power to “provide . . . for the general welfare” raises a two–fold question: How may Congress provide for “the general welfare” and what is “the general welfare” that it is authorized to promote? The first half of this question was answered by Thomas Jefferson in his opinion on the Bank as follows: “[T]he laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They [Congress] are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose.”531"
CRS/LII Annotated Constitution Article I
The "welfare of the Union" is laid out in the enumerated powers. They are as follows:
"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof."
Enumerated powers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And as we see "General Welfare" is in reference to the Union itself, not individual well being, or wealth. That young man, is up to you.
Your subscription to the republican doctrine is duly noted. I am not a republican. You are welcome to vote your conscience at any election to pursue your republican doctrine goals.to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States
Yes, that is right. However, it is clear that you believe that the term "Welfare" means something totally different than what the founders meant by the term. When they were saying 'welfare' they were speaking of the survival of the union through things like raising a standing army for defense, NOT paying for your monthly food allotment.
Well, thank you, but I don't need your permission. You are clearly a supporter of big government, with cradle to grave entitlements, but I don't want the government with that much control over my life.Your subscription to the republican doctrine is duly noted. I am not a republican. You are welcome to vote your conscience at any election to pursue your republican doctrine goals.
But this founding father worship is extremely unhealthy.
It literally does not matter what they thought or meant anymore... we now live in an age of the internet, spaceships, cars, supersonic Jet Fighters, air travel...
Sticking to dogma of ages past only leads to disaster, Republicans are meant to be pro-business, businesses who stick to mantra and old ways die a very painful death.
There are some things that are universal... freedom for example, but if you get bogged down by mantra, you will lose in the competitive world we live in now.