Thomas Jefferson on the General Welfare Clause

NOTE: In this letter to Albert Gallatin dated June 16, 1817, Thomas Jefferson discussed the General Welfare Clause after President Monroe had vetoed a bill for the improvement of the Cumberland Road. Monroe did not believe the work fell within the scope of the Clause. 

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Obama Believes the 4th Amendment has a Massive Loophole

According to the federal government, the Fourth Amendment contains a gaping loophole.

In fact, this loophole swallows up every word of the amendment, leaving a blank space in the Bill of Rights where privacy protections once resided.

They call it the “special needs doctrine.” It works likes this: the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated unless the government needs to.

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