America Is Not Broke

“If Congress can employ money indefinite­ly to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishi­ng in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads­; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislatio­n down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. . . . Were the power of Congress to be establishe­d in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundation­, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government establishe­d by the people of America.” – James Madison, The Papers of James Madison, Vol. 14 (Charlotte­sville: University Press of Virginia, 1983), pages 223-224.
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