What parts of the constitution does this document address?
Implications of article I powers and the necessary and proper clause
*thought the article I enumerated powers(article I sec 8-congress), elastic clause, and supremacy clause would destroy state sovereignty
What does it say about necessary and proper clause
Article I sec 8: "Congress shall have power to make laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers.."
*congress are the "sole judges of what is necessary and proper"
Supremacy clause?
Article I sec 6: constitution is supreme law of the land
*claim the laws of every state are nullified and declared void, so far as they are or shall be inconsistent with this constitution
*all ideas of confederation are given up and lost
*small degree of power left to the states; states cant prevent full and complete execution of every power of congress
What is the "most important power that can be granted"? Why?
Authority to lay and collect taxes
It connects with almost all powers
*no state can emit paper money, lay any duties or imposts, on imports or exports, but by the consent of congress
*net produce for the benefit of the united states
Another power of federal legislature they disagree with
POWER TO RAISE AND SUPPORT ARMIES AT PLEASURE
Fear of elastic clause
They might find it "necessary and proper" to exercise power in such a manner as entirely to abolish state legislatures
*may entirely annihilate state governments and reduce the country to one single government
Fear of judicial branch
SC will take away respectability of state courts
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