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To: Sub-Driver
"Hoyer Says Constitution’s ‘General Welfare’ Clause Empowers Congress to Order Americans to Buy Health Insurance"

What a dumba$$! The Constution enumerates EXACTLY what is meant be "general welfare" that Congress is to provide and it does NOT include health insurance!

Article I Section 8

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the 
several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform 
Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United 

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign 
Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the 
Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by 
securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the 
exclusive Right to their respective Writings and 

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the 
high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and 
make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money 
to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land 
and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the 
Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel 

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the 
Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be 
employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to 
the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, 
and the Authority of training the Militia according to the 
discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, 
over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, 
by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of 
Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United 
States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places 
purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in 
which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, 
Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful 
Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for 
carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other 
Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the 
United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

17 posted on 10/21/2009 8:03:17 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado
Yeppers! Congress can only “promote the general welfare” by exercise of its ligitimate and ENUMERATED powers, as listed in Article I section 8.
27 posted on 10/21/2009 8:08:05 AM PDT by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: avacado

Not the first time big brother’s twisted the Constitution to fit its ends.

115 posted on 10/21/2009 9:52:18 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("Need has never produced anything. It has only been an excuse to steal from those with ablity.")
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