Two words struck fear into the hearts of Americans after their fight for Independence had concluded and during the formation of the great Constitution under which we have since prospered despite the best efforts of those in Washington. Those dreaded words that caused consternation were none other than â€œgeneral Welfareâ€. It did not matter for most Americans which side they were on when the thought of a new Constitution was being discussed to replace the failed and impotent Articles of Confederation. Whether they were for or against the proposed Constitution both the majority of Federalists and the anti-Federalists knew how two simple and clear words would be taken by those that desired neither liberty for the people or limited government power.
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