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  •  The True Conservative reads the Preamble as (1+ / 0-)
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    a directive to "form a more perfect union", and thus to promote the general welfare of the union of states. The welfare of the people within those states remains the jurisdiction of state governments.

    In the time of the founders, the power to tax = the power to borrow and repay loans. And the power to borrow money = the power to wage war. Washington put the Whiskey Rebellion down hard because refusal to pay taxes was a direct threat to our military deterrence against Great Britain.

    The original purpose of the federal government was to keep Britain, France, and Spain off our backs and deal with the Indians while we all got rich trading in slaves, tobacco and rum. In the mind of the True Conservative, is still is.

    That's why they're so selective about that pesky Bill of Rights thing.

    Have you noticed?
    Politicians who promise LESS government
    only deliver BAD government.

    by jjohnjj on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 11:33:32 AM PST

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