In any Case, since the General social Power to provide for the general welfare is in Article 1, Section 8, you have to advance and support a position that claims solving simple poverty would not promote the general welfare.
Last edited by danielpalos; 04-16-14 at 01:10 PM.
James Madison stated that the “general welfare” clause was not intended to give Congress an open hand “to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare.” If by the “general welfare,” the Founding Fathers had meant any and all social, economic, or educational programs Congress wanted to create, there would have been no reason to list specific powers of Congress such as establishing courts and maintaining the armed forces. Those powers would simply have been included in one all-encompassing phrase, to “promote the general welfare.”
Solving simple poverty with existing infrastructure in our republic can accomplish that End, in any at-will employment jurisdiction.
What excuse could any Person have for staying poor on an at-will basis, if they can no longer claim to be in official poverty?
We could be lowering our Tax burden merely by cost shifting from a warfare-State to a welfare-State, like our Founding Fathers said so, in Article 6.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller