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First Principles: Congress Is Meant To Be Limited With Enumerated Powers

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” — James … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Spirit of the People Preserves Our Republic’s Vigor

“The mobs of the great cities add just so much to the support of pure government as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in … Continue reading

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First Principles: Congress Should Be Limited To Its Enumerated Powers

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” —James Madison … Continue reading

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