William Drayton Quote

“If Congress can determine what constitutes the general welfare and can appropriate money for its advancement, where is the limitation to carrying into execution whatever can be effected by money?”

~ William Drayton

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Couple that with the founder's original intent, as defined by Jefferson, "Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated", and you have a clear understanding of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's gross and unlawful usurpations.

jim k, Austin,Texas

Using the notion of providing for "The General Welfare" of the country, Congress can fund any hare brained scheme that suits them. They can and do anything they damn well please. They are mostly interested in getting elected and reelected and providing for their own welfare.

E Archer, NYC

Indeed. Interesting to note that Drayton became the head of the Second Bank of the United States that Andrew Jackson eventually "killed" due to wide-spread fraud and corruption. I'd like to know in what context Drayton's quote was in.


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