Thomas Jefferson said:"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated." 1798
Patrick Henry said:The Constitution is not an instrument for government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
James Madison said:“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people, by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations. ” Richmond, Virginia, June 6, 1788