“Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”
-Thomas Jefferson

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“The laws of Congress are restricted to a certain sphere, and when they depart from this sphere, they are no longer supreme or binding.”
-Alexander Hamilton

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“One excellency of the Constitution is that when the government of the United States…leaps those bounds and interferes with the rights of the State governments they will be powerful enough to check it.”
-Roger Sherman

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“What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty.”
-Elbridge Gerry. Vice President under James Madison.

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