Do you agree that public charity is subversive to the whole theory upon which the United States is founded?
President Franklin Pierce in 1854 vetoed our nation’s first health care bill — a bill to help the mentally ill. His veto said:
“I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity…. [this] would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.”
By the way, Social Security IS welfare. All public welfare is in Title 42 of the U.S. Code.