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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?

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  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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