If Congress can employ money indefinitely

Did the Founding Fathers intend for the Federal Government to micromanage public education? Read what James Madison wrote to Edmund Pendleton in 1792:

“If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, everything, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress…. Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.” – James Madison Letter to Edmund Pendleton, January 21, 1792;

Photo image of U.S. service members participate in a run to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 4, 2015. For 24 straight hours, service members kept the POW/MIA flag in constant motion to focus on American prisoners of war and those missing. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford