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Posted on 12/17/2002 5:11:50 PM PST by John60
Your congressman might say, "Madison was all wrong; after all, there's the 'general welfare' clause." Here's what Madison had to say about that: "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." Thomas Jefferson echoed similar sentiments saying, "Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated."
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Question is, what will motivate the American people to reign in the oppresiive hand of our own government?
The solution is a balanced budget admendment that slowly cuts federal spending until the income tax is no longer needed and is thereafter repealed.
About the only way I can see THAT happenening is if a brave candidate for president creates a contract with America that gets not only most republican congressman or candidates to sign on, but most republican statehouse members and candidates too.
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