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891Re: [RLC-Action] "... promote the general welfare, ..."

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  • Ray Holtorf
    Sep 1, 2005
      Go 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
      > Minnesota

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