quotes tagged with 'AlexanderHamilton'

But as the plan of the convention aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: Federalist Paper No. 32Saved by ImaWriterIII in government AlexanderHamilton statesrights statesovereignty 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A power of a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: Federalist PapersSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny AlexanderHamilton politicalpower 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny war peace moderation ambition AlexanderHamilton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will  both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: remarks to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government security AlexanderHamilton encroachment 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The great leading objects of the federal government, in which revenue is concerned, are to maintain domestic peace, and provide for the common defense. In these are comprehended the regulation of commerce that is, the whole system of foreign intercourse; the support of armies and navies, and of the civil administration.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: remarks to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788Saved by ImaWriterIII in government properroleofgovernment AlexanderHamilton govreg 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: Federalist Paper No. 21Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty taxes treasury duties AlexanderHamilton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

While the constitution continues to be read, and its principles known, the states, must, by every rational man, be considered as essential component parts of the union; and therefore the idea of sacrificing the former to the latter is totally inadmissible.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: remarks to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government AlexanderHamilton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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