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Social Security is unconstitutional individual welfare

The Preamble of the US Constitution [includes the authorization to] "promote the general Welfare". Two clear distinctions should be made here:
  1. "Provide" implies actively and financially supporting; "promote" implies a more passive approach. For example, "I'll promote that we put on a grand feast, but I want you to provide it!"
  2. General Welfare is not the same as individual Welfare. General Welfare would benefit the people generally, individual Welfare targets a certain segment of society to benefit, such as the poor.
Social Security is a form of individual welfare not authorized in the Constitution. The Constitution grants no authority to the federal government to administrate a Social Security system. The Constitution Party advocates phasing out the entire Social Security program, while continuing to meet the obligations already incurred under the system.
Source: 2012-2016 Constitution Party national platform , Nov 1, 2012

Phase out the entire Social Security program

The Constitution grants no authority to the federal government to administrate a Social Security system. The Constitution Party advocates phasing out the entire Social Security program, while continuing to meet the obligations already incurred under the system.
Source: Constitution Party platform ratified at National Convention , Apr 26, 2008

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