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Duped by Congressional Lies

ckirmser Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 2:22 PM
Social Security is blatantly unconstitutional. Supposedly, it is authorized under the General Welfare clause, but for the government to cut a check to an individual - well, that hardly constitutes "general."

Some of the responses to my column last week, titled "Immoral Beyond Redemption," prove that Americans have been hoodwinked by Congress. Some readers protested my counting Social Security among government handout programs that can be described as Congress' taking what belongs to one American and giving to another, to whom it doesn't belong -- legalized theft. They argued that they worked for 45 years and paid into Social Security and that the money they now receive is theirs. These people have been duped and shouldn't be held totally accountable for such a belief. Let's look at it.

The Social Security pamphlet...