A friend of mine over at CATO, Ed Crane, sent me a link to an ad currently running in the Washington Post, Politico, and other papers. I wanted to share it with you because it’s a good effort to education people on Constitutional authority. Their thrust is that it’s good that the GOP wants the House to cite the Constitutional authority for new legislation, but there is a danger the response will be a casual reference to the Commerce Clause or the General Welfare Clause. This ad points out (for the benefit of Congress) the true intent of those clauses, including the Necessary and Proper Clause. This is work from CATO’s excellent Center for Constitutional Studies.