Smitty examines how our Constitution is slowly being “politically Corrected” by the Left!
this blog will echo CNSNews in calling foul about the tweaking of the Constitution that’s gone on at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Your tax dollars have been spent so that some Progressive could elide crucial bits of text:
The full text of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 says: “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.” One marble exhibit case, however, is inscribed with these selected words: “The Congress shall have Power To … provide for the common Defence.” Another bears these selected words: “The Congress shall have Power To … provide for the … general Welfare.”
The full text of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 gives Congress the power “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.”
Maybe, in her dotage, the Speaker of the House thinks that this cheerfully, conveniently airbrushed variation is what the Founding Fathers so carefully thought through when they delegated the minimal Federal powers necessary to defend the United States to the Federal government. Thus, when a clueful citizen (pesky CNSNews reporter) asked concerning her Constitutional basis for the ObamaCare debacle, she replied “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
Further proof that the Left does not, in any way believe that our Constitution matters. It is, to them, any way, just a footnote to be referenced when it suits their need.