With respect to the two words “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.
Exactly! The primary reason for the Second Amendment has always been so that we, the People could forcibly remove and enact reprisals upon any politician who acted in such a heinous manner as to shock the conscience of right-thinking Americans.
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