"To refer the power in question to the clause to provide for the common defense and general welfare would be contrary to the established and consistent rules of interpretation, as rendering the special and careful enumeration of powers which follow the clause nugatory and improper. Such a view of the Constitution would have the effect of giving to Congress a general power of legislation instead of the defined and limited one hitherto understood to belong to them, the terms common defense and gene"
"Ive been told that some members of Congress disagree with my tax cut proposal. Well, you know its been said that taxation is the art of plucking feathers without killing the bird. Its time they realized the bird just doesnt have any feathers left."