The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States : a Collection of Essays (Google eBook)

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J.B. Lippincott, 1869 - Constitutional law - 659 pages
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Contents

The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard against Domestio
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XThe same Subject continued 104J
104
The Utility of the Union in respect to Commerce and
113
IIIIIIBIR Pidl XII The Utility of the Union in respect to Revenue
121
Tlio siime Subject continued with a View to Economy 12b XIV An Objection drawn from the Extent of Country answered
131
Concerning tho Defects of the Present Confederation in ltcltition to tho Principle of Legislation for tho States in their Collective Capacities 138
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The same Subject continued in Relation to the same Principles
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The Subject continued and Illustrated by Examples to show the Tendency of Federal Governments rather to Anarchy among the Members than Tyra...
153
The Subject continued with farther Examples
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The same Subject continued with farther Examples
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Further Defects of the Present Constitution ?
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The same Subject continued and concluded 184
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Tho Necessity of a Government at least equally Ener getic with the one proposed
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Tho Subject continued with an Answer to an Objection concerning Standing Armies
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Tho Subject continued with the same View
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The Subject continued with the same View
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The Subject continued with the same View
225
Concerning the Militia
230
Concerning Taxation
237
Tho same Subject continued 243
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Tho same Subject continued
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Tho same Subject continued
273
Concerning the Difficulties which the Convention must have experienced in the Formation of a Proper Plan
282
The Subject continued and the Incoherence of the
291
The same Objection further examined
309
General View of the Powers proposed to be Vested
318
The same View continued
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Page 28 - States, and from the list of such persons each party shall alternately strike out one, the petitioners beginning, until the number shall be reduced to thirteen; and from that number not less than seven, nor more than nine names as congress shall direct, shall in the presence of congress be drawn out by lot, and the persons whose names shall be so drawn or any five of them, shall be commissioners or judges, to hear and finally determine the controversy, so always as a major part of the judges who...
Page 377 - In the government of this Commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them : the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them : the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them: to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men.
Page 30 - The committee of the states, or any nine of them, shall be authorized to execute, in the recess of congress, such of the powers of congress as the united states in congress assembled, by the consent of nine states, shall from, time to time think expedient to vest them with...
Page 105 - By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.
Page 335 - The better to secure and perpetuate mutual friendship and intercourse among the people of the different States in this Union, the free inhabitants of each of these States, paupers, vagabonds and fugitives from justice excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens...
Page 111 - Extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests ; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens ; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other.
Page 27 - All charges of war, and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in Congress assembled, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury, which shall be supplied by the several states, in proportion to the value of all land within each state, granted to or surveyed for any person, as such land and the buildings and improvements thereon shall be estimated, according to such mode as the United States in Congress assembled shall...
Page 29 - States, and exacting such postage on the papers passing through the same as may be requisite to defray the expenses of the said office; appointing all officers of the land forces in the service of the United States, excepting regimental officers; appointing all the officers of the naval forces, and commissioning all officers whatever in the service of the United States; making rules for the government and regulation of the said land and naval forces, and directing their operations. The United States...
Page 29 - The United States in congress assembled shall never engage in a war, nor grant letters of marque and reprisal in time of peace, nor enter into any treaties or alliances, nor coin money, nor...
Page lxxiii - If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.

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