Monday, September 07, 2009

"...no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution..."

I wrote a couple of years ago about how Grover Cleveland had become my new favorite President. My affection of him has increased greatly with this post from Floyd at threedonia:
I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should I think be steadfastly resisted to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the government the government should not support the people.

We could use a man like Grover Cleveland again...

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