Since RINOs is an old political term, Will FCINO gain more relevance in politics?
FCINO = Fiscal Conservative in Name Only
exposing Republican Tom Campbell's liberal fiscal side.
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
I like FECAL: Fiscal Extremists Cutting All Lifelines
Ignoring Article I Section 8 of the US Constitution "Provide for the common defense and general welfare" is (a) FECAL matter.
Read the preamble. It says "provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare" which is nice but the preamble isn't a law.
Article I Section 8 says "Provide for the common defense and general welfare"
That part my friend is the law.
Here's a shortcut for you so you can read it yourself: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articlei#s...
I understand that provide for the general welfare means a lot more than "promote" the general welfare but I've never been under the misconception that the framers intended for the government to send us all checks every month. In fact, their world was much different than ours. For one, there was no such thing as Capitalism when our Constitution was ratified. Adam Smith's book was at the printer's that same year and hadn't had a chance to get to the US yet. We were mercantilists in a mostly Christian, agrarian society. I believe "provide for the general welfare" was meant to be treated much the same as "provide for the common defense." Organize and spend where necessary, like FDR did in 1933-1940 on the Great Depression but also non-monetary things like when John Muir guided Teddy Roosevelt to the top of Yosemite Falls and asked him to make Yosemite a National Park.
I know what you think "Promote the general welfare" meant to the framers of the Constitution. What do you think "provide for the general welfare" meant to our founding fathers and please, try to respond a little more intelligently than Michele Bachmann did when asked what "submit" means in the "Women, submit to your husbands" context.
I'm actually pretty good with history but I appreciate your concern.
- Anonymous7 years ago
RINOs and DINOs. Makes sense.
- Mike WLv 77 years ago
It doesn't work as well as RINO, it's not an acronym that's easily pronounceable.
- hurtsx2Lv 67 years ago
Pragmatism Please - read it again. "...PROMOTE the general welfare", not provide.
And the word is used to mean well-being, NOT the slang term we use for social assistance programs. For God's sake read a real history book. Don't just rely on internet hyperbole.