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" This is one of those truths which, to a correct and unprejudiced mind, carries its own evidence along with it; and may be obscured, but cannot be made plainer by argument or reasoning. It rests upon axioms as simple as they are universal — the means... "
Scrap Book on Law and Politics, Men and Times - Page 197
by George Robertson - 1855 - 404 pages
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The Federalist: Design for a Constitutional Republic

George Wescott Carey - History - 1994 - 181 pages
...commerce" (41:256). 5. This is almost but not identical to the "axiom" he advances in Federalist 23: "the means ought to be proportioned to the end; the...to possess the means by which it is to be attained" (153). 6. Publius addresses this same issue in Federalist 43: "It has been heretofore noted among the...
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Why People Don't Trust Government

Joseph S. Nye, Philip Zelikow, David C. King - Social Science - 1997 - 337 pages
...the functions reserved for it. Hamilton described as "axioms as simple as they are universal" that "the means ought to be proportioned to the end; the...possess the means by which it is to be attained." He continued, "Not to confer in each case a degree of power commensurate to the end, would be to violate...
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FDR and the Modern Presidency: Leadership and Legacy

Mark J. Rozell, William D. Pederson - History - 1997 - 242 pages
...reason no constitutional shackles can wisely be imposed on the power to which care of it is committed [T]he means ought to be proportioned to the end; the...expected, ought to possess the means by which it is to be attained.26 Even the ultradefender of individual liberty, Thomas Jefferson, adopted a broad view...
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The Essential Federalist: A New Reading of the Federalist Papers

James Madison - History - 1998 - 183 pages
...cannot be made plainer by argument or reasoning. It rests upon axioms as simple as they are universal. The means ought to be proportioned to the end; the...to possess the means by which it is to be attained. (No. 23) ALL VIOLENT POLICY, contrary to the natural and experienced course of human affairs, defeats...
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Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment : the Irony of ...

Ralph A. Rossum - Political Science - 2001 - 307 pages
...cannot be made plainer by argument or reasoning. It rests upon axioms as simple as they are universal. The means ought to be proportioned to the end; the...possess the means by which it is to be attained." Emphasis in the original. 11. Federalist No. 25, 163. See also No. 41, 270: "The means of security...
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Department of Justice Oversight: Preserving Our Freedoms While ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Civil rights - 2002 - 592 pages
...common defense. This "truth," according to Hamilton, rests upon axioms as simple as they are universal. The means ought to be proportioned to the end; the...expected, ought to possess the means by which, it is to be attained.8 The Supreme Court has confirmed Hamilton's view that the Constitution confers on the...
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The Federalist Papers

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Clinton Rossiter - Fiction - 2003 - 648 pages
...cannot be made plainer by argument or reasoning. It rests upon axioms as simple as they are universal; the means ought to be proportioned to the end; the...attained. Whether there ought to be a federal government intrusted with the care of the common defense is a question in the first instance open to discussion;...
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A Revolution in Favor of Government:: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and ...

Edling, Max. M Edling, Research Fellow and University Lecturer Max M Edling - Political Science - 2003 - 333 pages
...exigencies. or the correspondent extent & variety of the means which may be necessary to satisfy them. . . . The means ought to be proportioned to the end: the...possess the means by which it is to be attained." The Federalist 23. ibid.. 4. "Let the federal head be constituted as it may. there can be no perfect...
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The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the ...

Edward Steers - History - 2003 - 421 pages
...plainer by argument or reasoning. It rests upon axioms as simple as they are universal — the meane ought to be proportioned to the end; the persons from...possess the means by which it is to be attained." Federalist, No. 23. In the same great contest for the adoption of the Constitution, Madison, sometimes...
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The Federalist: With Letters of Brutus

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - History - 2003 - 575 pages
...axioms as simple as they are universal: the means ought to be proportioned to the end; the person, from whose agency the attainment of any end is expected,...possess the means by which it is to be attained."* This same writer insinuates, that the opponents to the plan promulgated by the convention, manifests...
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