The “general welfare” clause does not give the federal government the power to do anything it wantsDetails
On January 2, 1788, the State of Georgia ratified the Constitution for the United States. Georgia was the fourth state to do so. The ratification message was short and to the point, and there appears to have been little debate.
The following ratification text is taken from the Library of Congress’s copy of Elliot’s Debates.Details
While the federal government has some authority to regulate electricity flowing across state lines under the commerce clause, the federal government has seized much more power than it was legitimately delegated.Details
Although the U.S. has been involved in many wars since then, World War II was the last time Congress declared war, as required by the Constitution (a 2nd declaration was passed on June 5, 1942 against Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania).Details
While some people are saying this is a positive first step against this kind of unconstitutional war, I call it what it is, a cop-out.Details
Constitutionally, war and peace aren’t the president’s decision.Details