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Federalist No 29, Concerning the Militia

From the New York Packet Wednesday, January 9, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE power of regulating the militia, and of commanding its services in times of insurrection and invasion are natural incidents to the duties of superintending the common defense, and of watching over the internal peace of the…

Federalist No 35, Power of Taxation, Continued

From the Independent Journal Saturday, January 5, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: BEFORE we proceed to examine any other objections to an indefinite power of taxation in the Union, I shall make one general remark; which is, that if the jurisdiction of the national government, in the article of revenue,…

Federalist No 34, Power of Taxation, Continued

From the Independent Journal Saturday, January 5, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: I FLATTER myself it has been clearly shown in my last number that the particular States, under the proposed Constitution, would have COEQUAL authority with the Union in the article of revenue, except as to duties on imports.…

Federalist No 33, Power of Taxation, Continued

From the Independent Journal Wednesday, January 2, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE residue of the argument against the provisions of the Constitution in respect to taxation is ingrafted upon the following clause. The last clause of the eighth section of the first article of the plan under consideration authorizes…