Mr. Kolander goes on to support his view by referring to the founding of the nation and American history.
While the Sun’s editorials and I disagree with Mr. Kolander on the Constitution and on American history, we are arguing the wrong issues here.
This is in a letter discussing health care. I agree with his contention that
all people want is a good quality of life for as long as they can have it. That quality is largely dependent on good health care.I just do not agree that the government must provide it.
The Preamble to the Constitution says,
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Please note the it says provide for the common defence and promote the general Welfare. It does not say provide the general Welfare. This is also in the Preamble and the Preamble does not grant any particular authority to the federal government and it does not prohibit any particular authority. It establishes the fact that the federal government has no authority outside of what follows the preamble, as amended.
Therefore, when the writer states disagrees health care can be unconstitutional, he is indicating that he doesn't understand the Constitution.