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- Aug 4, 2009
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If it was a priority, it would say soAnyone with common sense can see by mentioning National defense first, that it's the priority.Our Constitution says nothing about prioritiesSo according to the Constitution, what has a higher priority, National defense or promoting the general welfare?Read the PreambleNope ... it's a modifying clause, attached to the taxation power. It doesn't mean "just do what is best for the people". That's unlimited government power - every liberals wet dream.General Welfare means....just do what is best for the peopleRight. "General welfare" was just an additional constraint on government (not a fucking "implied power"). It was saying that government couldn't collect taxes for the "specific" welfare of certain people. They had just rebelled against a king who used taxation to enrich himself and ignore his subjects.
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 ...
It leaves it up to elected Government