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22 August 2009

Davy Crockett Learned Constitutional Limits on Government

A friend, Paul Cohen, drew my attention to an interesting story about how Davy Crockett, while a Representative from Tennessee, came to learn that the federal government did not have among its enumerated powers the power to provide charity. He learned this from a very wise and thoughtful constituent named Horatio Bunce. More than that, the lesson is also about how we should hold the Constitution sacred.

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