What did our founders really mean when they said “general welfare”?

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Bootney Lee Farnsworth, it’s your opinion that FDR is the only U.S. president that disagreed with or tried to politically affect the U.S. Supreme court’s opinions or political leanings? You believe the Trump administration is appointing only judges that that have no political preferences?
Well, the ones he appointed seem to prefer the Constitution, and that is an acceptable preference.

Bullshit, trump prefers sycophants.
 

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If you voted for Trump there’s a good chance you’re a lot like me with regard to why....I voted for him on two policies almost exclusively...First and foremost on how he would deal with illegal Mexicans and the border and second on how he would yank lowlifes off the Democrat induced welfare plantation.
Anyhoo, as we approach the point where welfare reform will be visited I ask for your opinions on EXACTLY what you think our founders meant when they used the phrase “GENERAL WELFARE” in the constitution?

Attention all Smartest Guys In The Room, and legal scholars:
Please spare us the case citations such as the U.S. vs Butler case and the like. I’m interested in YOUR opinions.
Not what the left says it means.

Otherwise there would be no need for a constitution that is supposed to limit the government.

They just say (like the left does today) it falls under general welfare.

My ass.
They provide general welfare as a catch all for.....

Do what is best for the country.
No they don't.

Never have.

Even Social Security screws the poor.
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
 

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"General welfare"
Actually, it's written as "general Welfare". Capitalizing a word in mid sentence *used* to mean something.
In simple, non esoteric English, the word became a noun which is a person, place, or thing. Otherwise it's an activity, which is not what the users of simple, non esoteric English established in the pre amble words to the establishing of the gov't we now allegedly employ.
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
 

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And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
 

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And, bingo. You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for areas.
Yep. And worse, that affliction appears to be spreading.
 

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toobfreak did you contribute to this thread?
Nah,. man, don't think so. I'm all threaded up at the minute. Busy with a few other threads + battling 50 people in my local community blog who are all shittin' mad now because I told them our schools owe us a refund/discount on our school taxes because they have been closed since March, and that I dared say that this whole shutdown thing has been a flaming crock that must end very soon.

Everyone around here is a democrat. High BP. Easily triggered.
 
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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
Yes...let’s go with that retarded bullshit...In fact, let’s go with they meant “free shit for Mexico’s filth” when they said “General Welfare”....haha...you dumbmotherfuckers
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
Yes...let’s go with that retarded bullshit...In fact, let’s go with they meant “free shit for Mexico’s filth” when they said “General Welfare”....haha...you dumbmotherfuckers
Yes, the notion of "flexibility" is a bit too complicated for the calcified mind. So it must be evil.
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
Stalin had plenty of flexibility.
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
Yes...let’s go with that retarded bullshit...In fact, let’s go with they meant “free shit for Mexico’s filth” when they said “General Welfare”....haha...you dumbmotherfuckers
Yes, the notion of "flexibility" is a bit too complicated for the calcified mind. So it must be evil.
Do you comprehend the concept of "arbitrary government?" That's what flexibility is, the power to make arbitrary decisions.
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
Yes...let’s go with that retarded bullshit...In fact, let’s go with they meant “free shit for Mexico’s filth” when they said “General Welfare”....haha...you dumbmotherfuckers
Yes, the notion of "flexibility" is a bit too complicated for the calcified mind. So it must be evil.
Do you comprehend the concept of "arbitrary government?" That's what flexibility is, the power to make arbitrary decisions.
Then blame the founders. They wrote the words.
 
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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
Yes...let’s go with that retarded bullshit...In fact, let’s go with they meant “free shit for Mexico’s filth” when they said “General Welfare”....haha...you dumbmotherfuckers
Yes, the notion of "flexibility" is a bit too complicated for the calcified mind. So it must be evil.
Haha...by “flexibility” you really mean twist the framers intent to fit the LefTard agenda...right?
Don’t shit your pants...just answer the question...Did our framers intend to reward criminal wetbacks with taxpayer monies when they said “general welfare”. Don’t be scared...yay or nay.
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
Yes...let’s go with that retarded bullshit...In fact, let’s go with they meant “free shit for Mexico’s filth” when they said “General Welfare”....haha...you dumbmotherfuckers
Yes, the notion of "flexibility" is a bit too complicated for the calcified mind. So it must be evil.
Haha...by “flexibility” you really mean twist the framers intent to fit the LefTard agenda...right?
Don’t shit your pants...just answer the question...Did our framers intend to reward criminal wetbacks with taxpayer monies when they said “general welfare”. Don’t be scared...yay or nay.
They obviously made the Constitution flexible (ouch, there's that word) enough for the people to decide, through their votes, what they want.

I'm not responsible for enabling your paranoia.
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
Yes...let’s go with that retarded bullshit...In fact, let’s go with they meant “free shit for Mexico’s filth” when they said “General Welfare”....haha...you dumbmotherfuckers
Yes, the notion of "flexibility" is a bit too complicated for the calcified mind. So it must be evil.
Do you comprehend the concept of "arbitrary government?" That's what flexibility is, the power to make arbitrary decisions.
Then blame the founders. They wrote the words.
I do blame them. That was one of the biggest mistakes they made. Who ever said the Founders were infallible?
 

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"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
"General welfare" is a non-specific term. Obviously, the "founders" realized flexibility had to be built into the fabric of government so it could seamlessly adapt to change in the future. Great minds understand such things.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
And, bingo.

You really would think that people would understand that, but apparently the concept of "flexibility" is a bit too intellectually strenuous for some.
Some people do live in a binary thinking, black and white world where there's no room for grey areas.
Yes...let’s go with that retarded bullshit...In fact, let’s go with they meant “free shit for Mexico’s filth” when they said “General Welfare”....haha...you dumbmotherfuckers
Yes, the notion of "flexibility" is a bit too complicated for the calcified mind. So it must be evil.
Do you comprehend the concept of "arbitrary government?" That's what flexibility is, the power to make arbitrary decisions.
Then blame the founders. They wrote the words.
I do blame them. That was one of the biggest mistakes they made. Who ever said the Founders were infallible?
Whoever said someone said the Founders were infallible?

So it is what it is. We the People will decide going forward.
 

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They obviously made the Constitution flexible
The Bill of Rights were lines that were not to be crossed- only one "flexibility" in its entirety- the 4th amenment, "just cause"

The rest of the Constitution is rules for the rule writers to abide by- that they don't points out that rules are meant to be broken- lawyers and judges do it with regularity, which to me would suggest, in a monkey see monkey do world, the follower monkeys can break rules too- so, the narciccists sociopaths in the District of Criminals write *laws* to punish the evil doers whose behavior they disapprove of, which is, typically, anyone not in their circle of friends (big money donors and lobbyist)- for them there is "some flexibility"- everyone else, not so much.
 

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