quotes tagged with 'statesovereignty'

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that 'all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 1791Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution thomasjefferson statesrights statesovereignty 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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]

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