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Constitution’s “Good & Plenty” Clause Cited
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 27 March 2010 | John Semmens

Posted on 03/27/2010 3:49:45 PM PDT by John Semmens

Contentions that the recently passed Obamacare law might be unconstitutional were met with disdain by House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Representative John Conyers (D-Mich).

According to Conyers, “the government is empowered to do anything it deems necessary or useful under the ‘good and plenty’ clause. The Founding Fathers were wise enough to realize they couldn’t foresee the kinds of powers that would be needed in the future. So, they created language in that pretty much says we can do whatever we want if we think it’s for the benefit of the people. Forcing people to buy health insurance surely falls within this broad grant of authority.”

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: constitution; democrats; satire; socialism

1 posted on 03/27/2010 3:49:45 PM PDT by John Semmens
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ping


2 posted on 03/27/2010 3:51:00 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
According to Conyers, “the government is empowered to do anything it deems necessary or useful under the ‘good and plenty’ clause.

And Choo Choo Charlie will railroad it through congress.

3 posted on 03/27/2010 3:52:07 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: John Semmens

lol.

That’s no clause!

I am pretty sure that would be the very definition of “over reaching”.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 3:52:19 PM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: John Semmens

Satire grows tiresome when it is indistinguishable from the daily news.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 3:52:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I do not want the Union to be maintained. I want the US to break up. I support secession.)
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To: John Semmens

I’m waiting for someone to quote the “equal protection under JuJuBe’s” clause.


6 posted on 03/27/2010 3:52:59 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously! No moobs, please.)
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To: John Semmens
Yum.
7 posted on 03/27/2010 3:53:40 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: John Semmens

BTTT


8 posted on 03/27/2010 3:54:47 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: John Semmens

You get me every time.


9 posted on 03/27/2010 3:55:42 PM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: John Semmens

I bought it again, Got mad as heck, and was going to post this is just BS. Keep having fun and I will keep falling for it. rofl.


10 posted on 03/27/2010 3:56:24 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: John Semmens

It’s popularly known as the Santa Clause.


11 posted on 03/27/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (I donÂ’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: John Semmens

John, the sad and inescapable truth is that these “Democrats” believe that the Constitution grants them a blank check to draw on the accounts of all Americans to serve whatever they define as the “General Welfare”. Freedom and property rights are now subordinate to enforced equality of outcome, as they were in France in the Year One. Wake me up when it’s Thermidor.


12 posted on 03/27/2010 3:59:49 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: John Semmens

I’d love to hear him square that line of reasoning with the 10th amendment.


13 posted on 03/27/2010 4:03:35 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: annieokie
It should be the "good and hard" clause (vide Mencken), anyway.
14 posted on 03/27/2010 4:05:40 PM PDT by Grut
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To: John Semmens

There may be a “Good and Plenty” clause, but there ain’t no Sanity Clause.


15 posted on 03/27/2010 4:05:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: mlocher
And Choo Choo Charlie will railroad it through congress.

The WH uses the "Whopper" clause all the time.

16 posted on 03/27/2010 4:07:43 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: Bernard Marx
More like Santa Claws is coming to town


17 posted on 03/27/2010 4:14:03 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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To: raybbr

LOL


18 posted on 03/27/2010 4:21:06 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks John. :)


19 posted on 03/27/2010 4:43:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: tophat9000

I’ll bet you’re one of those meanies who shows that pic to all the little boys and girls. Gives them nightmares. LOL


20 posted on 03/27/2010 4:45:15 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: John Semmens
Conyers wife is going to jail because she demanded that some people give her plenty (pay to play).
21 posted on 03/27/2010 5:07:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: John Semmens

If you are going to do satire, please choose a fictitious topic.

Conyers actually DID say something along these lines....

Rush talked about it on his show the other day.

When you satirize a true story, you might as well be supporting it.


22 posted on 03/27/2010 5:20:01 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the chuckle John. I appreciate the ping, or would have missed it.


23 posted on 03/27/2010 5:23:22 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Love Good and Plenty’s, haven’t had them in a long time. Next week don’t forget Dingelberry. They are the reason for term limits.

I took my Dad shopping last week and Dingel was on WJR, can’t post what he said, but Dingel should spend more time with his family than be in Washinton DC.


24 posted on 03/27/2010 5:30:10 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Westlander)
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To: John Semmens
You're one word off from not being satire anymore. LOL

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: What part of the Constitution do you think gives Congress the authority to mandate individuals to purchase health insurance?

REP. JOHN CONYERS, D-MICH.: Under several clauses. The good and welfare clause and a couple others.

25 posted on 03/27/2010 5:32:50 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: smokingfrog

His wife was born the same year as he was elected to Congress.

Just love Detroit Dems, that’s why we might be turning the city back into farmland.


26 posted on 03/27/2010 5:33:36 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Westlander)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Haha that's funny !
27 posted on 03/27/2010 6:58:42 PM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: John Semmens

Nice one


28 posted on 03/27/2010 7:47:40 PM PDT by wastedyears (The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.)
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To: tophat9000

That looks like the bogeyman from the movie “The Village.”


29 posted on 03/27/2010 7:49:09 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: KeyLargo
It reminds me of the 2004 campaign when John Kerry invoked the Lemonhead Clause...


30 posted on 03/27/2010 7:51:27 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Should have pinged you to my #30...


31 posted on 03/27/2010 7:52:27 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Bernard Marx

Nah, I’m pretty sure it has something to do with Robbing Hood...


32 posted on 03/27/2010 9:13:20 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Speaking of ol’ John “Agent Orange” Kerry—wonder how hard that tanning salon tax is gonna hit him?


33 posted on 03/27/2010 9:14:56 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48
tanning salon tax

Guess I missed that one. Did they decide tanning beds are really the cause of global warming?

34 posted on 03/27/2010 9:56:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: John Semmens

"Charlie says... link to Choo-Choo Charlie commercials."

Check out the second cartoon. Charlie is running for President and is handing out the Candy for VOTES!

--PJ

35 posted on 03/27/2010 10:12:41 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: All
According to Conyers, “the government is empowered to do anything it deems necessary or useful under the ‘good and plenty’ clause. The Founding Fathers were wise enough to realize they couldn’t foresee the kinds of powers that would be needed in the future. So, they created language in that pretty much says we can do whatever we want if we think it’s for the benefit of the people."

*ahem*

"With respect to the 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

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/James_Madison

36 posted on 03/27/2010 10:44:44 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: John Semmens

Conyers is a Communist who if the truth be known has probably committed many criminals acts and how about that convicted felon wife of his? I think his credibility is not worth anything.


37 posted on 03/27/2010 11:16:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bigheadfred
Nah, global warming was caused by some obese blowhard named Algoracle. ;-)

Here's the tanning tax info, goes into effect July 1st. 'Tanning Tax' in Health Care Law Has Patrons, Industry Burning; Indoor Tanning Industry Calls 10 Percent Tax 'Absurd and Unfair'
38 posted on 03/27/2010 11:32:58 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: KeyLargo

They’re passing out entitlements like candy! Now if they would only pass out candy instead, that could make people happy AND save us a fortune (which makes us happy, too).


39 posted on 03/28/2010 10:01:11 AM PDT by shezza (God bless America, land that I love!)
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To: John Semmens

The Cloward-Piven Clause


40 posted on 03/28/2010 12:23:21 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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1/2 satire bump. the guy sounded like a lame penny-stockbroker.

can't believe these are pigs this great nation finds itself in the hands of.

boy is the sh(t gonna hit the fan here.

41 posted on 03/28/2010 5:27:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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