891Re: [RLC-Action] "... promote the general welfare, ..."
- Sep 1, 2005Go to the federalist papers. Madison and Jefferson
wrote extensively about how they feared the "general
welfare" clause would be misunderstood,
misrepresented, and misused. I can't remember exactly
who insisted it be in there).
--- DGHarrison <DGHarrison@...> wrote:
> I am about to embark on a discussion with a flaming____________________________________________________
> liberal who thinks that
> We the people of the United States, in order to
> form a more perfect
> union, establish justice, insure domestic
> tranquility, provide for
> the common defense, promote the general welfare,
> and secure the
> blessings of liberty to ourselves and our
> posterity, do ordain and
> establish this Constitution for the United
> States of America.
> defines the people's right to "welfare" from the
> Federal government.
> It's pointless to try to convince the wacky liberal
> that started the
> argument, but there are about 100 others on the
> line, and some of them
> might be led astray by this jerk, unless I provide
> an adequate counter
> point. Does anyone have a quick argument to toss
> back at this moron?
> Maybe a link to a discussion about it? I've been
> working to encourage
> members of the group to look into the RLC, and they
> are looking for
> answers to such word games played by the Left.
> Doug Harrison
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