Originally Posted by jcwvolfan
True that! If one wants to speculate about the Framersí intended role of the federal government, one need look no further than what the Framers practiced after the start of our country. If they had meant for there to be Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or other entitlement programs (read UHC), they would have instituted them in the early years of the Republic.
This goes for the Second Amendment also. If they meant that only those in a state sponsored militia should have arms, then they would have confiscated all guns owned by those that were not a member of a militia. Now Iím digressing so I will wrap it up.
Originally Posted by CaedmonVol
The question is whether the document permits such legislation, and just because the founders didn't envision it doesn't mean that the document doesn't authorize such activity.
I gotta go to bed, nice talking with you.
Actually the question I posed above was regarding the Framersí intended role of the federal government not if the Constitution permits such legislation. This may be a fine line, but a line none the less. The Framers didnít have to envision a world where there would be people in need. In their time, there were plenty of people that needed help. I believe that if they intended for the federal government to offer entitlement programs they would have stated their intent through action.
Well, we can pick this up at a later date. I have a 7am flight and my pregnant wife is calling for me to come to bed. I know better than to question her intent. Have a good one and its been fun.