Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

George Anastaplo

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125336

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 13 November 2018

. Public Health and Private Consciences

. Public Health and Private Consciences

Chapter:
(p.58) 9. Public Health and Private Consciences
Source:
Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution
Author(s):

George Anastaplo

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0009

This chapter deals with public health measures and other programs designed to enhance life, as well as to protect it. It observes that extensive public health programs are taken for granted among us. It notes that both the National and the State governments are considered empowered to do much more than was anticipated by most of the Framers of the Constitution. It reasons that “the general Welfare” can now be ministered to much more effectively because of remarkable economic and technological developments. It notes that massive threats to health seem to be posed by routine assaults on bodies and souls. It further notes that among these threats are the ravages of alcohol and narcotics, which affect souls as well as bodies. It adds that even more serious assaults on the souls of citizens are those which affect their mental health.

Keywords:   public health programs, National government, State governments, Framers of the Constitution, general Welfare, bodies, souls, alcohol, narcotics, mental health

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .