It is a bit of information that usually leaves them speechless.
But, it is the discovery of the Codification of the General Welfare in the Constitution by Hamilton, under Washington's watchful eye, that really irritates them to no end while, at the same time, making voting a straight Democratic ticket in November a no-brainer for me.
I totally and completely support the constitution Common Good!
The preamble reads:
Article 1, Section 8 reads:
(Please note in the preamble the word promote is used but in the Article/Section the word provide is used. I got caught up on that once in a discussion where the argument against mine — was that, based on the preamble, promoting was not providing and I accepted that argument without checking on it but ~ then I checked and I was correct, the Constitution provides for the General Welfare.)
Most of us know there was plenty of debate about every word in the Constitution and that we can all find as many Founding Fathers quotes as we’d like to bolster our own arguments from one side to the other just as they debated the issues from one side to another in their own time, but I believe there is a fairly straight line from the references of the General Welfare to settled law that demonstrates the law has been and can be interpreted broadly.
To the same end he conceived the constitutional doctrines of liberal construction, implied powers” and the general welfare, which were later embodied in the decisions of John Marshall. The idea of nationalism pervaded and quickened all his life and works. With one great exception, the dictum of Guizot is hardly an exaggeration, that “there is not in the Constitution of the United States an element of order, of force, of duration, which he did not powerfully contribute to introduce into it and to cause to predominate.”
The personal is political.
(* All information used here, mixed with my personal commentary, is, to my knowledge, gleaned from sources that allow the free use of their historical materials. Any primary sources utillized are noted below except for the Supremacy Clause link, that is purely informational.)