Ron Paul continued his weekend media-blitz today, appearing on Fox News Sunday with host Chris Wallace.
Paul, who is working hard to ensure that he will never be anything more than an obscure congressman from Texas, added to the mountain of evidence that he is in fact a lunatic.
Wallace: “You talk a lot about the Constitution. You say Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid are all unconstitutional.”
Paul: “Technically they are. There is no authority. Article 1, Section 8 doesn’t say I can set up an insurance program for people. What part of the Constitution — liberals are the ones that use this general welfare clause.”
Wallace: “Doesn’t Social Security come under promoting the general welfare?”
Paul: “Absolutely not. Maybe sound currency is general welfare, maybe markets, maybe judicial system, maybe a national defense, but this is specific welfare. This justifies the whole welfare state. The military industrial complex, the welfare to foreigners, the welfare state that imprisons our people and impoverishes our people and gives us our recession.
That is such an extreme liberal viewpoint that has been mistaught in our schools for so long. That’s what we have to reverse, that very notion you’re presenting,”
Wallace: “Congressman, it’s not just a liberal view. It’s the decision of the Supreme Court in 1937 when they said that Social Security was constitutional under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution.”
Paul: “The Constitution and the court said slavery was legal, too. We had to reverse that. So, I tell you. Just because a court in ’37 went very liberal on us and expanded the role of government, no, I think the original intent is not a bad idea.”
If Chris Wallace of Fox News is calling you out, you have much bigger problems than the big scary government knocking on your door to give you social security.