Category — Federalist
In this essay, Madison lays waste the arguments of the anti-Federalists. He uses powerful analogies to point out the inconsistent and incongruent logic used by those opposed to ratification. He explains that it might be one thing if the opponents of the proposed plan had a plan of their own and were in accord with one another. But they were not in agreement amongst themselves and some even denied the necessity of addressing the problems that nearly everyone saw as obvious.
January 14, 2013 No Comments
In Federalist No 37, Madison attempts to explain some of the difficulties faced by the convention.
December 12, 2012 No Comments
This is the last of seven essays on the issue of taxation. Hamilton answers the objections of those opposed to the Constitution on the grounds that there will be double taxation, that the States and the federal government will be …
October 24, 2012 No Comments
In Federalist No 35, the sixth of seven essays of the topic of taxation, Hamilton argues that the federal government should not be limited to taxes on imports. He also goes off an a bit of a tangent about who should be elected to the House of Representatives (the Constitution as proposed and first implemented, specified that the State legislatures were to appoint senators.)
September 20, 2012 No Comments
This is the fifth of seven federalist essays by Hamilton on the issue of taxation. His arguments in this article pertain to how the power of taxation should be apportioned between the States and the federal government, why the convention chose to make this a shared power, and why the needs of the federal government dictate that it should, by rights, receive the lion’s share of revenue sources.
August 23, 2012 2 Comments
Hamilton defends two of the most talked about clauses in the Constitution. His arguments revolve around logic and jurisdiction. He isn’t sparing with his aspersions as he explains the intent of the framers.
July 26, 2012 No Comments
In this federalist Hamilton continues to bolster his argument that vesting taxation power in the federal government is not just essential (as in previous essays), but poses no danger to the states. He takes the reader through some fairly complex arguments sprinkling in legal terms like repugnancy (inconsistency) and concepts like a negative pregnant. Whew!
June 27, 2012 No Comments
This essay is the second in a series on the controversial issue of taxation. Hamilton continues his arguments for unlimited federal power to tax and tries to address the objections of those who fear usurpation and displacement of the State governments.
June 7, 2012 8 Comments
Here is a look at one aspect of the debate between the Federalists and anti-Federalists – the power of taxation.
May 30, 2012 1 Comment
In Federalist 30, Hamilton argues for the power of direct taxation by the federal government, rather than the system of requisition from the States as under the Articles of Confederation.
May 29, 2012 1 Comment