Then go ahead and feed them. No one is stopping you or anyone else from feeding hungry grandmothers.
I’m just stating my preference if I had a choice what my money were to be spent on. I don’t get to choose when it comes to how my money should be spent on defense.
Spending money on defense is what we are supposed to do according to the constitution. Social programs are not mentioned in the constitution.
You might have forgotten or never learned, but it goes like this: We the People of the Unite States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty, for ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.
now the rest of it specifically spells stuff out. It doesn’t say free health care, money for lazy asses that could work but don’t because they’re lazy asses, bailing out banks who made stupid loans and dumbasses who took out the loans.
But it does call for defense spending. Funny how all the libs love all the things that it doesn’t call for spending money on and hate the thing that we are supposed to spend on.
Question for you. What does “insure domestic tranquility” and “promote the general welfare” mean to you? Since you brought this up. Just curious.[/quote]
I think he was just alluding to the Constitution in general, not specifically the preamble. Article 1 Section 8 covers defense spending pretty well.
Some lines taken directly from Sec. 8:
[i]The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States
To raise and support armies
To provide and maintain a navy
To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States[/i]