The General Government is Not to Be Charged with the Whole Power of Making and Administering Laws

James Madison

James Madison

“In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws: its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.” — James Madison, Federalist No. 14, 1787


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Filed under Abuse & Misuse of Power, Checks & Balances in Government, Enumerated Powers & Delegated Authority, Federalism, Government Accountability, James Madison, Limited Government

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