“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Check out the state standards for your state, however, and see if it doesn't include a lot of critical thinking.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
No, not really it doesn't.Check out the state standards for your state, however, and see if it doesn't include a lot of critical thinking.
btw - you and some others who put such great store in these individual opinions as shown in the Federalist Papers would do well to actually read them. For example, Hamilton clearly said that each legislature should be free to interpret the meaning of what GENERAL WELFARE actually was to them.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1: Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures
the wiki article on the topic contains an interesting observation about the broader Hamiltonian view of general welfareIt is therefore of necessity left to the discretion of the National Legislature, to pronounce, upon the objects, which concern the general Welfare, and for which under that description, an appropriation of money is requisite and proper. And there seems to be no room for a doubt that whatever concerns the general Interests of learning of Agriculture of Manufactures and of Commerce are within the sphere of the national Councils as far as regards an application of Money.
So the broader view could indeed be said to the the original view that was exercised in our first two administrations of Washington and Adams - both founders.While Hamilton's view prevailed during the administrations of Presidents Washington and Adams, historians argue that his view of the General Welfare Clause was repudiated in the election of 1800, and helped establish the primacy of the Democratic-Republican Party for the subsequent 24 years
So the sainted founder agrees with me. If that matters as to the meaning of the Constitution, that is for the Court to decide.
Last edited by haymarket; 05-21-13 at 06:00 AM.
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