Liberty's Constitution 101: Ask your questions about "subjective" provisions here.

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    If you think a part of the constitution is vague, post it here and I will explain to you what it means while backing it up with federalist papers and/or Madison papers. It is written in plain English and does not need interpretations, so I will help you understand if you have any queries. You are welcome.
     
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    How are we supposed to know about your personal Constitution?
     
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    Oooooook. I see you enjoy cocaine. As a libertarian, I support your choice. Good luck and godspeed.
     
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    Doesn't "Provide For The Common Good" in the Constitution mean that healthcare is a right and that subjects, er, citizens should be forced to pay for it?
     
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    Good day, sir. Are you referring to Article 1 Section 8?
    "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;" ?

    If so, Madison explains in Federalist 41 in order to counter the Anti-Federalist position that this gives the congress the power to do anything. Madison explains this is incorrect as shown in the following statement:

    As clearly shown, the introductory paragraph of Article 1 Section 8, has no meaning, it is simply an introduction and as Madison explains, to provide for the General Welfare means to adhere to the rules immediately laid out after the introduction, and to claim that the introduction gives congress any power it wants is ludicrous, as protecting the general welfare means to stick to the enumerated powers and not deviate.

    So, to specifically answer your question: No. Nothing "health" related is presented in the enumerated powers, and thus the Congress has no prerogative to dictate such industry in any fashion.

    With that said, this specific provision has now been explained.

    Thank you for your question, are there any others?
     
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    I can tell by reading your original post that you know nothing about the Constitution. Carry on.
     
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    I can tell you have no examples of where the Constitution is written in a vague or subjective matter. Since you cannot, I would like to say thank you and good luck to you.
     
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    Seeing as how one of us has actually been paid for writing about the Constitution and published on the subject (not you), I'll just have to laugh at that.
     

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