Savannah Burns


“to Promote the General Welfare…”

fire1On January 11, 1820, the City of Savannah, Georgia, literally burned to the ground. More than 500 buildings were gone and the city was essentially destroyed. The people of the United States opened their hearts and their pocketbooks, sending money and material support to Savannah. In Congress, the suggestion was made that perhaps the US Government could help financially. Once again, the great debate over what the words “the general welfare,” was ignited.

Would Congress send direct financial aid to Savannah? And if Savannah was badly damaged in 2015, what would the Federal Government do?

It’s Constitution Thursday and a look at “General Welfare.”



About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on April 9, 2015, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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