Ron Paul on General Welfare Clause
On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace puts Aricle 1 Section 8 of the Constitution on the screen and argues to Ron Paul that it justifies big federal government. The Texas congressman sets him straight.
Here's the clause that's been distorted by liberalism in order to undermine the Constitution.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties... to pay the Debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States...
If the reference to general welfare is interpreted to mean 'anything that is for the common good," then huge chunks of the rest of the constitution, like the 10th Amendment - which specifically reiterates the specific limited powers granted to the federal government, would be nothing but meaningless window dressing.