Do we really need Social Security? Shouldnt people be responsible for planning their own retirement? The government shouldnt be forcing people to purchase health insurance either.<quoted text>Well it's the same for the welfare of the country. There was no universal insurance. And there was no social security. But the people are needed to keep the country going.No matter how you argue your interpretation of the Constitution, others can argue in the same manner. You can't take what you want, deny it to others, and proclaim your version is what the founders wanted.
That's clearly taking a fascist position.
The welfare of the country. Odd how weve turned promote the general welfare into provide the general welfare. Welfare is only mentioned in the preamble and had a slightly different meaning then.
From Noahs 1828 dictionary
1. Exemption from misfortune, sickness, calamity or evil; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; prosperity; happiness; applied to persons.
2. Exemption from any unusual evil or calamity; the enjoyment of peace and prosperity, or the ordinary blessings of society and civil government; applied to states.
From Merriam-Webster today
1: the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity <must look out for your own welfare>
2a: aid in the form of money or necessities for those in need
Remember, promote not provide is mentioned in the US Constitution.