The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

14 December 2010

Quote of the day 12/14

"I consider the foundation of the [Federal] 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." [10th Amendment] To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition." 
--Thomas Jefferson: Opinion on National Bank, 1791. ME 3:146

Dear President Jefferson:

Somewhere along the road we forgot:

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