"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought." - Samuel Adams

Constitution 101: To Provide for the Common Defense

The left uses the general welfare clause as its "the federal government can do anything and everything clause." Meanwhile, the right has turned the phrase "provide for the common defense" into a similar justification for federal overreach. Progressives invoke the general welfare clause to justify all kinds of unconstitutional federal actions, from national healthcare to..

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