Wednesday, March 24, 2010

" . . . not contemplated by its creators."

James Madison:

“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ [in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution] I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”