Here’s how James Madison described it.

"There cannot be a more positive and unequivocal declaration of the principle of the adoption — that every thing not granted is reserved."

There is no "anything they please" clause in the Constitution. But they still treat it that way.

The power to “regulate commerce” isn’t a power to do “whatever they want.” But, by redefining the word commerce, that’s pretty much how they use it today.

Many anti-federalists warned us about the dangers of centralized power. And George Mason was one of the most prominent, warning that a consolidated government “is totally subversive of every principle which has hitherto governed us,” and that it “is one of the worst curses that can possibly befall a nation.”

Path to Liberty, Fast Friday Edition: Aug 12, 2022


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