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With Respect To The Two Words General Welfare

Posted by | September 23rd, 2009

“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”

– James Madison

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3 thoughts on “With Respect To The Two Words General Welfare

  1. Jackie

    Wow, that quote by James Madison that you posted on 8/6 was so on the mark in America today. I believe those with a socialist agenda have been working in this country for many decades, changing America from within, slowly, so that Americans have only recently awakened to their dilemma. Is it too late?

  2. Jackie

    From what I heard Medicare and Social Security was supposed to be for a much smaller number.  I don't believe it was created for every single person to go on. I remember when I was growing up hearing people talk about not wanting to take handouts from the government or charities and worked hard for what they had. 

    Now-a-days, everybody feels "entitled". Many believe it is the federal government's responsibility to take of the people.  It is not their responsibility.

    And if I hear another progressive liberal spout off about how un-Christ like us Christians are being by denying people health insurance and entitlements, I think I'm going to scream!  Enabling people is not Christ-like. Christ expected people to work hard.  We need to be working on de-flating the economy so decent 3 bedroom, 1 or 2 bath houses don't cost $100,000 to buy.

    Oh well, enough venting. Gotta go to Bible study.


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