Happy Constitution Day

Via Lawrence Reed‘s Facebook page:

Happy Constitution Day! Delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document 230 years ago today in Philadelphia.

“The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government” — James Madison, Speech before the House of Representatives during a debate in 1794 over a proposal to send federal aid to Saint-Domingue (now Haiti).

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