This post is about spending money in the federal budget, and what the constitution allows for, and what it does not. Remember, the founders were tired of oppressive taxation, and wanted to limit the power and size of the federal government.
The preamble of the constitution says:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Note the words "provide for the common defense". Now notice these two news stories:
Senate to Consider Removing Money For F-22s From Budget
Obama Won't Rule Out Health Surtax
WHAT?? So on one hand he doesn't want to fund fighter jets that protect us. But he wants draconian taxes to fund a socialized health plan??
This gets to the heart of Obama, and what is completely wrong with his outlook of our country, the world, and our constitution. Now he and other Marxists would argue that the language "promote the general welfare" gives them the constitutional freedom to set-up a public health care system.
But notice the difference in language: "provide for the common defense" and "promote the general welfare". Provide vs. promote.
provide: to supply or make available
promote: to contribute to the growth or prosperity of: further
See the distinction? No where does it say "provide for the general welfare". The language is clear: the federal government is to pay for and provide for the defense of the country, while it is supposed to encourage and not stand in the way of the country's general welfare.
Yet Obama is willing to spend big dollars on health care (general welfare) and cut out defense spending (common defense). As usual he has it backwards. And it is unconstitutional for him to do this. If he gets both of these things then someone, somewhere should sue his administration on constitutional grounds. If you are going to tax me and spend that money, then you should only be allowed to spend the money on things the constitution says you can spend it on.
Luckily it appears that people are willing to stand up against this socialization of our health care. We cannot lose this fight, it is paramount to whether we remain a free, capitalist society, or become an enslaved, Marxist society. It is time to turn the tide away from the latter and back to the former.