The Welfare Clause

 In the preamble to the U.S. Constitution it says “promote the general Welfare” and in Article I Section 8 Part 1 it says “The Congress shall have the Power to …. provide for the common defence and general Welfare of the United States;”. These references and any others of like kind are generally referred to as the “Welfare Clause” and give the federal government the authority to protect the people and their welfare. What exactly did the people who wrote…