The Democrats take the offices, as a general rule, because they need them, and because the practice of many years has made it the law
of political warfare, which unless a different system be proclaimed, it was weakness and cowardice to murmur at.
If a man who has no property refuses but once to earn nine shillings for the State, he is put in prison for a period unlimited by any law
that I know, and determined only by the discretion of those who put him there; but if he should steal ninety times nine shillings from the State, he is soon permitted to go at large again.
No person held to service or labor in one State, under the laws
thereof, escaping into another, shall in consequence of any law
or regulation therein be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due.
But if he breaks agreements, and returns evil for evil, they will be angry with him while he lives; and their brethren the Laws
of the world below will receive him as an enemy.
It has been shown that in such a Confederacy there can be no sanction for the laws
but force; that frequent delinquencies in the members are the natural offspring of the very frame of the government; and that as often as these happen, they can only be redressed, if at all, by war and violence.
I shall confine myself to a cursory review of the remaining powers comprehended under this third description, to wit: to regulate commerce among the several States and the Indian tribes; to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the current coin and secureties of the United States; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws
of bankruptcy, to prescribe the manner in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each State shall be proved, and the effect they shall have in other States; and to establish post offices and post roads.
Evil are the punishments of those who break the Law
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law
runneth forward and back-- For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law
, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Judgment in cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law
He has refused his Assent to Laws
, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
Specially in case of laws
penal, they ought to have care, that that which was meant for terror, be not turned into rigor; and that they bring not upon the people, that shower whereof the Scripture speaketh, Pluet super eos laqueos; for penal laws
pressed, are a shower of snares upon the people.