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.
How is it that we can all agree on provide for the common defense , while having conniptions about promote the general welfare? Seeing as justice, liberty, unity, domestic affairs, and defense are covered in separate clauses, what can promote the general welfare possibly mean? Perhaps, health and education? What else could it possibly mean? Section 8 of article 1 even specifies that congress has the power to lay and collect taxes to promote the general welfare. Gosh, who watching Fox 'news' would ever guess the founders were commie socialists? A more perfect union? Holy Cow!, what could be more commie than that?
What with all the hoorah and spitting about the health care bill, we hardly even noticed that there is a provision to place education loans directly under government supervision. This of course cuts out the middle men, the banks, that have been taking their cut and making sure no student can graduate without a crushing debt that will keep him/her so busy working that thinking or doing anything about injustice isn't possible. It's all a plot, obviously. Educated people with freedom and time to notice things are clearly a threat to plutocracy. How much longer will the plutocrats let this commie socialist nonsense continue?