Thursday, September 14, 2006

Looks like James Madison Had Imagined the Usurping Democratic Party

"What is to be the consequence, in case the Congress shall misconstrue this part [the necessary and proper clause] of the Constitution and exercise powers not warranted by its true meaning, I answer the same as if they should misconstrue or enlarge anyother power vested in them...the success of the usurpation will depend on the executive and judiciary departments, which are toe xpound and give effect to the legislative acts; and in a last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people, who can by the elections of more faithful representatives, annul the acts ofthe usurpers."-- James Madison (Federalist No. 44, 25 January 1788)
Well, unfortunately, the problem is that the Democrats have pushed through legislation that far exceeds the "necessary and proper clause" and have done so with the intention of entrenching their power within the government. Social Security, for instance, far exceeds any power delegated to Congress, but there is no reasonable chance that any politician could run on abolishing the program by immediately paying every current participant a one-lump sum in order to close the pyramid scheme once and for all. Social Security is very anti-American because it is a system designed to give Americans the misguided notion that someone else will take care of them when they are old. The right system would be for Americans to take care of themselves.

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