In it, but not of it. TPM DC
Do you think Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas have changed their minds?
I think if James Madison himself -- the father of the Constitution -- were here today he would agree with me: The whole damn thing is still unconstitutional! This debate is not new and it's not over. Hamilton and Madison fought from the beginning about how government would be limited by the enumerated powers. Madison was unequivocal. The powers of the federal government are few and defined. The power to tax and spend is restricted by the enumerated powers.
Paul's comments have a few politically uncomfortable implications -- including that other, more straightforward social programs like Medicare and Social Security are also unconstitutional.