“Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not. Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn’t authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy.
Ignorant people don’t understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.”
— Joseph Sobran
[Joseph Sobran is like a lot of modern day Republicans. They spot welfare a mile away if it is going to poor people. Corporate welfare? Oh hell no! They don’t see it then! A local guy exemplifies this myopia. Jan Mickelson on WHO radio is all worried about Bernie Sanders and creeping socialism. Bernie feels that if you work for a living, you should be able to put a roof over your head and food in your belly. $15 bucks an hour. Old Jan, he’s been through that Constitution a dozen times and can’t find authorization for a government mandated minimum wage. Fair enough. But what jackasses like Mickelson always fail to do is look for the authorization in the Constitution for crop subsidies. Bank bailouts. Subsidies to big oil. Big tobacco. The Export Import Banks billion dollar subsidies to Boeing. Funny thing then, Mickelson and the Republicans don’t see any problem with that. They don’t see any problem when the taxpayer money is going to people with nice suits and good haircuts. They don’t go digging through the Constitution then. Nope. It is only when poor people get that there Socialism. Then they have a problem. Frankly, I think they lose their moral authority then. If it ain’t allowed for poor people, it sure as hell isn’t allowed for rich people. If you want to see their head explode, mention free school lunches for poor kids! Oh they hate those! The only free lunch they want to see are for millionaire farmers!]