S. 1629--the Tenth Amendment Enforcement Act of 1996: Hearings Before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, on S. 1629 ... March 21, 1996--Washington, DC, June 3, 1996--Nashville, Tennessee, July 16, 1996--Washington, DC.
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996 - Delegated legislation - 268 pages
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Page 197 - The result is a conviction that the states have no power, by taxation or otherwise, to retard, impede, burden, or in any manner control the operations of the constitutional laws enacted by Congress to carry into execution the powers vested in the general government.
Page 46 - ... too little acquainted with all their local circumstances and lesser interests; as by reducing it too much, you render him unduly attached to these and too little fit to comprehend and pursue great and national objects. The federal Constitution forms a happy combination in this respect: the great and aggregate interests being referred to the national, the local and particular to the State legislatures.
Page 197 - If, as has always been understood, the sovereignty of Congress, though limited to specified objects, is plenary as to those objects, the power over commerce with foreign nations and among the several States is vested in Congress as absolutely as it would be in a single government having in its constitution the same restrictions on the exercise of the power as are found in the Constitution of the United States.
Page 52 - In the compound Republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments, and then the portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate departments. Hence a double security arises to the rights of the people. The different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself.
Page 9 - In the first place it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws : its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.
Page 35 - We have repeatedly recognized that there are attributes of sovereignty attaching to every state government which may not be impaired by Congress not because Congress may lack an affirmative grant of legislative authority to reach the matter, but because the Constitution prohibits it from exercising the authority in that manner.
Page 197 - It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is." This decision declared, the basic principle that the federal judiciary is supreme in the exposition of the law of the Constitution...
Page 119 - The powers delegated by the proposed constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments 130 are numerous and indefinite.