Comment: Because it is not for the GENERAL welfare, but for the specific

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Because it is not for the GENERAL welfare, but for the specific

welfare of some.

You might want to read the Framer's thoughts on that clause in the Federalist Papers.

If you had, you wouldn't be asking this question.

"General welfare" is a LIMITING phrase, not expansive. The same applies to "Necessary and Proper."

The problem is people who don't understand this point are the ones making the laws and interpreting them.