Alexander Hamilton expressed his hope that "the people ... will always take care to preserve the constitutional equilibrium between the general and the state governments." He believed that "this balance between the national and state governments ... forms a double security to the people. If one [government] encroaches on their rights, they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits, by [the] certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them".
Monday, April 6, 2009
President Obama may be finding that the State Sovereignty resolutions are hitting a bit close to home. Illinois State Senator Bill Brady has introduced SR 0181, modeled on West Virginia's, and adding a quotation from Alexander Hamilton (of all people):
Labels: State Sovereignty Resolutions