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In recent decades, Congress has assumed to itself undelegated powers never authorized by the Founders. They’ve done this through a twisting of three essential clauses of the Constitution
In this podcast, you’ll learn not only the original meaning of the general Welfare clause, but where it’s gone, and why we need the limits it provides.
James Madison: â€œWith respect to the words â€œgeneral welfare,â€ 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.â€
With the nation in the midst of an economic crisis, many groups and individuals are questioning the massive spending and so-called economic stimulus bills recently passed by Congress. This includes bailouts and appropriations known as earmarks and pork-barrel spending. Since the constitutionality of federal spending is never part of the debate, we need to re-visit Congressâ€™ power to tax and spend.
by JR Dieckmann, Great American Journal For far too long, Congress has been violating the Constitution by passing legislation that gives them powers that were never authorized by the Constitution. In every case, those powers represent rights that were intended to be reserved to the states and to the people. How has Congress committed these [...]
From the Associated Press: A year after warning America of its addiction to oil, President Bush is expected to renew concerns about energy security in his State of the Union address. More… Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman says the administration over the years has spent nearly $12 billion in developing new energy technologies. He cited the [...]