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" ... government to enlarge its powers by forced constructions of the constitutional charter which defines them; and that indications have appeared of a design to expound certain general phrases (which, having been copied from the very limited grant of... "
Documents of the Senate of the State of New York - Page 21
by New York (State). Legislature. Senate - 1833
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Creative Breakthroughs in Politics

Neal Riemer - Political Science - 1996 - 176 pages
...sovereignty, the undue extension of presidential power, and — eventually — the transformation of "the present republican system of the United States into an absolute, or, at best a mixed monarchy."23 Madison was convinced that to allow an expansive interpretation of federal power by antirepublican...
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The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal ...

Lance Banning - History - 1995 - 543 pages
...government's attempts to enlarge its powers by forced constructions of the constitutional charter ... so as to destroy the meaning and effect of the particular...one sovereignty, the obvious tendency and inevitable consequence of which would be to transform the present republican system of the United States into...
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American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns: The Suppressed History of ...

Richard N. Rosenfeld - History - 1998 - 1012 pages
...spirit has in sundry instances been manifested by the Federal Government to enlarge its powers . . . the obvious tendency and inevitable result of which...States into an absolute, or, at best, a mixed monarchy. Fifth. That the General Assembly doth particularly protest against the palpable and alarming infraction...
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The Constitution and the Pride of Reason

Steven D. Smith - Law - 1998 - 224 pages
...constitutional charter which defines them." This expansionist tendency was working, the fourth article asserted, "so as to destroy the meaning and effect of the particular...necessarily explains and limits the general phrases [in the Constitution]." 47 Other parts of the Bill of Rights look more like enactments of substantive...
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An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States

John Taylor - Law - 2013 - 562 pages
...has in sundry instances been manifested by the federal government, to enlarge its powers,' concludes 'so as to consolidate the states by degrees, into one sovereignty, the ob-* vious tendency and inevitable result of which would be, to transform the present republican system...
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The Political Philosophy of James Madison

Garrett Ward Sheldon - History - 2003 - 160 pages
...manifested "by the Federal Government to enlarge its powers by forced constructions" of the constitution, "so as to consolidate the States, by degrees, into...States into an absolute, or, at best, a mixed monarchy" (6:327). The resolution goes on to "particularly protest" the "palpable and alarming infractions of...
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Law as Culture and Culture as Law: Essays in Honor of John Phillip Reid

John Phillip Reid - History - 2000 - 481 pages
...constructions of the constitutional charter," as well as "a design to expound certain general phrases ... so as to destroy the meaning and effect of the particular...necessarily explains and limits the general phrases. . . ,"68 The "inevitable consequence" of these tendencies would transform "the present republican system...
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Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nationhood

Peter S. Onuf - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 250 pages
...Virginia Resolutions, the Federalists would "consolidate the states by degree into one sovereignty" and so "transform the present republican system of the United States, into an absolute, or at best a mixed monarchy."51 To prevent this unhappy outcome, Jefferson told a correspondent, the people must sustain...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...executive government. 57. This charge is made in the Virginia Resolutions, December 24, 1798: "and so ... consolidate the states, by degrees, into one sovereignty, the obvious tendency and inevitable consequence of which would be to transform the present republican system of the United States into...
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Freedom of Expression

James J. Magee - History - 2002 - 328 pages
...been copied from the very limited grant of power, in the former articles of confederation were the less liable to be misconstrued) so as to destroy the...one sovereignty, the obvious tendency and inevitable consequence of which would be, to transform the present republican system of the United States, into...
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