Life of John C. Calhoun: Presenting a Condensed History of Political Events from 1811 to 1843

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Página 39 - ... in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states, who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose, for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights, and liberties appertaining to them.
Página 45 - That to this compact each state acceded as a state, and is an integral party, its co-states forming as to itself, the other party: That the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers...
Página 39 - That the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions, as of the mode and measure of redress.
Página 37 - To avoid these evils it appears to me that the most safe, just, and federal disposition which could be made of the surplus revenue would be its apportionment among the several States according to their ratio of representation, and should this measure not be found warranted by the Constitution that it would be expedient to propose to the States an amendment authorizing it.
Página 42 - That the several states who formed that instrument being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of the infraction ; and, That a Nullification by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts done under color of that instrument is the rightful remedy...
Página 63 - States of this Union, composes an important part of their domestic institutions, inherited from their ancestors, and existing at the adoption of the Constitution...
Página 63 - Resolved, That this Government was instituted and adopted by the several states of this Union as a common agent, in order to carry into effect the powers which they had delegated by the Constitution for their mutual security and prosperity . and that, in fulfilment of this high and sacred trust, this Government is bound...

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