Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The Congress shall have Power to ... provide for the common Defense and general Welfare.” It’s clear, then, that the Constitution unflaggingly gives Congress the power to equally render, for/to the people, both defense and welfare. By yoking together common defense and general welfare, the Constitution emphasizes the urgency of both, as well as their interdependence.
Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The Congress shall have Power to ... provide for the common Defense and general Welfare.” It’s clear, then, that the Constitution unflaggingly gives Congress the power to equally render, for/to the people, both defense and welfare. By yoking together common defense and general welfare, the Constitution emphasizes the urgency of both, as well as their interdependence. File photo by Frank Franklin II The Associated Press
Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The Congress shall have Power to ... provide for the common Defense and general Welfare.” It’s clear, then, that the Constitution unflaggingly gives Congress the power to equally render, for/to the people, both defense and welfare. By yoking together common defense and general welfare, the Constitution emphasizes the urgency of both, as well as their interdependence. File photo by Frank Franklin II The Associated Press

Responsibility of our ‘general Welfare’ falls to government

December 22, 2016 02:42 PM