Federalist No 30, Concerning the General Power of Taxation

From the New York Packet Friday, December 28, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: IT HAS been already observed that the federal government ought to possess the power of providing for the support of the national forces; in which proposition was intended to be included the expense of raising troops, of …

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Federalist No 28, Restraining the Legislative Authority, Continued

For the Independent Journal Wednesday, December 26, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: THAT there may happen cases in which the national government may be necessitated to resort to force, cannot be denied. Our own experience has corroborated the lessons taught by the examples of other nations; that emergencies of this …

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Federalist No 27, Restraining the Legislative Authority, Continued

From the New York Packet Tuesday, December 25, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: IT HAS been urged, in different shapes, that a Constitution of the kind proposed by the convention cannot operate without the aid of a military force to execute its laws. This, however, like most other things that …

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Federalist No 26, The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority…

…in Regard to the Common Defense Considered For the Independent Journal Saturday, December 22, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: IT WAS a thing hardly to be expected that in a popular revolution the minds of men should stop at that happy mean which marks the salutary boundary between POWER and …

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Federalist No 25, The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense, Continued

From the New York Packet Friday, December 21, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: IT MAY perhaps be urged that the objects enumerated in the preceding number ought to be provided for by the State governments, under the direction of the Union. But this would be, in reality, an inversion of …

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