Edmund’s Constitutional Concerns

“And so, for the first time in history, they framed a written constitution of government, containing limited, definite and enumerated powers, while solemnly reserving all powers not enumerated in that instrument.”

“It was hoped thus forever to protect the American citizen in his person and property against the innate tendency of government to despoil him.”

“And, finally, you will look in vain for any mention of “Emergency,” as justifying any enlargement of the limited powers delegated to Congress.”

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