Mentioned in the United States' Preamble to the Constitution, "Welfare" means health, happiness, prosperity or well-being.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that nothing in the preamble grants legislative power.
"Welfare" should not be read in isolation, but as a part of the whole preamble - the idea of the preamble is simply that the founders of our nation think that the proposed system of governance would naturally result in the items listed in the preamble. Be very cautious to not confuse result and causation.
"General welfare" is one of the ostensible results of our system of governance.
Turning the tables around and saying that "general welfare" is a legislative goal is entirely corrupt and against what the founders were saying.
The founders defined "welfare" as a result - a natural consequence. Those who would incorrectly have you believe that it is a legislative objective try to rewrite history by making a consequential result into an active cause.
Perhaps the previous would be true if the "general welfare" were only mentioned in the preamble. Thankfully it is included in the text where "general welfare" is surely a legislative goal (as is the whole preamble--the articles and amendments merely spell out the HOW we get what the preamble guarantees) "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States"
That surely points out that congress shall tax and spend on "health, happiness, prosperity or well-being".
To promote the general welfare is defined into maintaining order and protecting liberty.
General "Welfare"-for the good of the people
Help maintain and keep the good. General meaning the general man and welfare meaning his wellness
It means to answer the needs of the people for the common good.
There are many things that could be meant by promote the general welfare. You could mean doing the best thing for the most people.
help each other be happy
promote the general welfare
The government is not suppose to provide for the general welfare, it is suppose to promote the general welfare. There is a big dfference.
Insure Health and prosperity.
he was good
To promote the general welfare means that the government is responsible for the safety and security of the people. It provides for military, police, and legal protections.