Federal Health Care Law vs. "General Welfare" of The United States

The Federal government is not given the power to get into our personal health care. Yet many liberals in D.C. have latched onto a section of the U.S. Constitution, in a desperate attempt to justify the passing of a law that infringes on our individual rights

Where the constitution gives the federal government the power to collect taxes "to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," that is speaking "of the United States." It it is not speaking of the common defense and general welfare of the individual states, nor the individual people. If such were the case, then the federal government could be running every state's government; and if it were true, then when you have an issue with someone local having caused you bodily harm, you could call the FBI.

Fact is, the federal government cannot run the state governments. And if your neighbor crosses onto your property and punches you in the face, it is not a "federal offence."

When looking at: "to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," you need to understand that what is true for "common defense" is true for "general welfare." Just as you cannot call the FBI because a neighbor punched you in the face (defense), you cannot call on the federal government to handle your health care (welfare).

The "common defense" and "general welfare" is "of the United States."

There are three entities that are spoken of in the U.S. Constitution, we clearly see all three of them in the 10th amendment; "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people." --Here we see "The United States," "the states," and "the people." We also see that powers that are not delegated to The United States, go to the states or the people.

If the power given to the federal government (The United States), "to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," meant that the federal government (The United States) was given the power to take care of the "common defense" and "general welfare" of the individual states and the individual people, then there would be no need for the 10th Amendment or the state governments. The people would no longer have power over their own persons, and the United States of America would be a totalitarianism. In other words our federal government would be without any boundaries, and we would not be a free people
. Actually, it is in the favor of the "general welfare" of the United States that the government of the United States never has such a total power over the states or the people. And that is why we need to keep a limited government.
Debra J.M. Smith -  11-14-11

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