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Section 8 of the United States Constitution

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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Section. 8.

Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Clause 2: To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

Clause 3: To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

Clause 4: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

Clause 5: To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

Clause 6: To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

Clause 7: To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

Clause 9: To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

Clause 10: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

Clause 11: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

Clause 12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

Clause 13: To provide and maintain a Navy;

Clause 14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

Clause 15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;



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by on Jul. 28, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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mehamil1
by on Jul. 28, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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Ah, interesting. So taxes isn't unamerican. 

29again
by Gold Member on Jul. 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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15 specific duties/powers of Congress.  Yet they are in every facet of our lives. 

jcrew6
by Jenney on Jul. 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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“provide for the common defense and general welfare of the united States of America.” 

The Constitution stating Congress is to provide FOR the general welfare of the states . NOT that congress was responsibe for providing welfare and entitlements to an entire nation. It’s time that Congress concentrates on doing the job that the Constitution requires them to do
mehamil1
by on Jul. 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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Or change the constitution to make it...constitutional? 

Quoting jcrew6:

“provide for the common defense and general welfare of the united States of America.” 

The Constitution stating Congress is to provide FOR the general welfare of the states . NOT that congress was responsibe for providing welfare and entitlements to an entire nation. It’s time that Congress concentrates on doing the job that the Constitution requires them to do


jcrew6
by Jenney on Jul. 29, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Please, elaborate.


Quoting mehamil1:

Or change the constitution to make it...constitutional? 


Quoting jcrew6:

“provide for the common defense and general welfare of the united States of America.” 



The Constitution stating Congress is to provide FOR the general welfare of the states . NOT that congress was responsibe for providing welfare and entitlements to an entire nation. It’s time that Congress concentrates on doing the job that the Constitution requires them to do



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mehamil1
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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The constitution was made in a way where it can be changed. People harp all the time about something being against the constitution. Well, lets amend it. Let's change it. The world has changed in the 250 years since it was written. Let's rewrite it to make it applicable to the society we are now. Also, lets rewrite it where minorities and women are included. 

Quoting jcrew6:

Please, elaborate.
Quoting mehamil1:

Or change the constitution to make it...constitutional? 

Quoting jcrew6:

“provide for the common defense and general welfare of the united States of America.” 

The Constitution stating Congress is to provide FOR the general welfare of the states . NOT that congress was responsibe for providing welfare and entitlements to an entire nation. It’s time that Congress concentrates on doing the job that the Constitution requires them to do


GardenerArtist
by Bronze Member on Jul. 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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why do some focus on welfare issues when there is so much corruption going on with funding our military?  anyone?!! Halliburton's headquarters are in Dubai now, not even in the U.S.


http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/earnings072205.html Profits up 284%

and farm subsidies:  Almost $1.4 Billion are given to farmers each year.

and the Congressional pork:   Citizens Against Government Waste. Won't let me paste the url, I have to fix my Firefox.  sorry. 

the politicians want us to attack welfare issues every single election, so we don't ask and demand the hard questions and answers they NEED to attend to, so they can continue to get their palms lined by corporations/lobbyists so they can get re-eloected.  And the sheeple fall for it every single time.



resipsa
by Member on Jul. 29, 2012 at 4:19 PM
Quoting mehamil1:




Five people in black robes amend this constitution every year. See roe v. Wade for example, and griswold before then
rachelrothchild
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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We abuse these every day, especially #5.  The Federal Reserve, a private bank, decides how much our money is worth.  Congress has nothing to do with that.

The taxes collected were meant for basic services.  Basic doesn't mean we pay for everyone's everything.  "Common defense" doesn't mean military interventionalism and "general welfare" doesn't mean we pay for many peoples' food, housing, cell phones, and whatever else.

mehamil1
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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There's 9 people on the court. It's not always just 5. Brown vs. Board of education had all 9 in favor of desegregating the schools. 

I say start over. Rewrite it. Include everyone. 

Quoting resipsa:
Quoting mehamil1:

Five people in black robes amend this constitution every year. See roe v. Wade for example, and griswold before then


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