Friday, February 13, 2009

Wisdom courtesy of Walter Williams

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce."
-James Madison

Search the Constitution as long as you like, and you will find no specific authority conveyed for the government to spend money on global-warming research, urban mass transit, food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, or countless other items in the stimulus package and, even without it, in the regular federal budget.
-Dr. Robert Higgs

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The things the government has developed into doing that are not in the Constitution are too numerous to list.