Our tenet ever was…that Congress had not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare…




Our tenet ever was…that Congress had not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare…

Our tenet ever was…that Congress had not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare… --Thomas Jefferson

Our tenet ever was…that Congress had not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but were restrained to those specifically enumerated, and that, as it was never meant that they should provide for that welfare but by the exercise of the enumerated powers, so it could not have been meant they should raise money for purposes which the enumeration did not place under their action; consequently, that the specification of powers is a limitation of the purposes for which they may raise money.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1817
Context: Letter to Albert Gallatin
Tags: Congress, enumerated, enumerated powers, limitation, money, powers, purposes, restrained, tenet, unlimited, welfare



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