"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
The Powers of Congress
The Congress shall have Power 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; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United StatesTo make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;Yeah, your final conclusion that welfare is unconstitutional is wrong.The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Affiant further sayeth not.
It's sad that people still use a tragedy like 9/11 to justify their blind nationalism and extremist views on torture. I'm sure torture does yield results just as I'm sure killing a prisoner's entire family in front of them would yield results. Does that mean that we should do it? There has to be a line that we shouldn't cross and the fact that the line is now getting blurred in the name of nationalism should frighten everyone.
You highlighted the wrong part.Originally Posted by Indy;1058000863
This clause creates the power to tax; it doesnt create the power to create the welfare state. Taxes may be used to pay for various things, including the common defense and the general welfare, but this clause doesn't convey the power to do anything other than to tax.
The powers to provide for the common defense and the general welfare? They are found in the 17 clauses that follow this one.
So, my statement stands -- no power to create = unconstitutional.
Show me where the constitution it says the government shalll have the power to create the welfare state, and I'll start to take you seriously.
The FACT remains that releasing this information, conducting witch hunts for purely political purposes do NOTHING to improve the political situation in the world or here in the US, it does NOTHING to make us safer and it does NOTHING to improve our status in the world.
It begs the question; why would ANYONE with a modicum of intelligence believe that this incredibly stupid effort is nothing more than ingrates with the intelligence of a salamander attempting to continue to impugn the previous administration for purely partisan political purposes?
What Obama and leading Democrats are doing is incredibly stupid and requires the intelligence of an ostrich. But alas, for those of us who didn't vote for these ingrates for the reasons we see now, how can we be surprised.
I am looking forward to the cretins infesting the Congress to submit subpoenas to prosecute the previous lawyers and Cabinet members of the Bush Administration and holding their trite little Kangaroo court which will accomplish absolutely NOTHING but delight those who wish us harm and are our enemies.
It begs the question; why do fellow Americans hate this country so much?
Oh gosh, silly me, it is now PATRIOTIC to conduct useless witch hunts of past administrations for purely partisan political gain!