Doug Casey on the U.S. Constitution
April 4, 2012
Louis: Doug, we got a lot of mail last week. I screwed up—I was thinking of the much-abused “general welfare” clause in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution when I said the “interstate commerce” clause was in the preamble. The power to regulate commerce between the states is indeed granted to the federal government in Article I, Section 8. Both the interstate commerce clause and the general welfare clause have been greatly abused, and I simply crossed those wires in my mind. I apologize to our readers for the error.
Doug: I didn’t catch it either. It pays to research everything, as opposed to relying on memory. But we’re not writing dissertations; we’re having informal conversations.