Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father Quote




Alexander Hamilton Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 135 details Share on Google+ - Quote 135 Linked In Share Button - Quote 135 I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted; and on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?

Alexander Hamilton: Federalist No. 84, 1788
The Federalist Papers
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