Alexander Hamilton 1788 Federalism

1788 — speech to the New York Ratifying Convention

Category: Federalism

This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one 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 a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them.

Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., vol. 2 (28)

[The Patriot Post (PatriotPost.US)]

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