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Re: King Donald

On Tue Feb 07 2017 10:46:03 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time), Ron Hunter
<rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I believe laws like that are part of promoting the common welfare.

This is a common misconception.

Sorry to bust your bubble, but there is no 'General Welfare' clause when
it comes to the enumerated powers of the federal government.

Precisely because an argument can  be made for almost *anything* to be
done under the general welfare, which would completely eliminate the
need for specific enumerated powers.

> But they should be left to the states!

States have considerably more power in these regards, but they are each
still limited by their own Constitutions. This is as it should be.
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