Friday, February 04, 2011

Tomorrow's Show

Latest on Obamacare. Defending the Constitution, including a "Who said it?" quiz. Start researching now . . .

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents."

The job of Congress is not to "attend to what generosity and humanity require, but to what the Constitution and their duty require."

"We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not attempt to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money."

"I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity. (To approve such spending) would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the union of these states is founded."

You can search far and wide, perhaps on the Internet, for the answers. Or you can turn to pages 254 and 255 of Prof. Ed Rauchut's American Vision & Values, part of the course by the same name taught at Bellevue University.

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