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After considering this for a while, I have come to realize that the clause states " provide for ...general Welfare of the United States" it does not say for the people of the United States.

With this distinction in mind, I believe the General Welfare intended to be provided is for the nation as a whole and not for each individual. I would submit then that providing socialist programs does NOT benefit the nation as a whole. - Johnski


Good observation.

I think "welfare" is appropriate for citizens and legal immigrants for a temporary period to help them get though some crisis, but not as a way of life. Bonafide mental illness should be treated as such and is a separate issue that plain old welfare.

Repeatedly making making poor choices leading to continuing dependency is not a condition that should be subsidized by government (aka taxpayers).
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