Though a law, therefore, laying a tax for the use of the United States would be supreme in its nature, and could not legally be opposed or controlled, yet a law for abrogating or preventing the collection of a tax laid by the authority of the State, (unless upon imports and exports), would not be the supreme law of the land, but a usurpation of power not granted by the Constitution.
What is the power of laying and collecting taxes, but a LEGISLATIVE POWER, or a power of MAKING LAWS, to lay and collect taxes?
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law
make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
The traditional conception of cause and effect is one which modern science shows to be fundamentally erroneous, and requiring to be replaced by a quite different notion, that of LAWS OF CHANGE.
And indeed all the remains of old laws
which we have are very simple; for instance, a law
in Cuma relative to murder.
No one, indeed, could have imagined the rapture it was to do it, or what a load rolled from my shoulders when I dropped the law
For they may remember, what the apostle saith of a greater law
than theirs; Nos scimus quia lex bona est, modo quis ea utatur legitime.
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 Germany it is a law
of the empire, that the princes and states shall not lay tolls or customs on bridges, rivers, or passages, without the consent of the emperor and the diet; though it appears from a quotation in an antecedent paper, that the practice in this, as in many other instances in that confederacy, has not followed the law
, and has produced there the mischiefs which have been foreseen here.
Now, if they would make the effort in good temper, could they not with nearly equal unanimity frame and pass a law
by means of which to keep good that unanimous oath?
Gift, in one case, makes it as really the new owner's, as labor made it the first owner's: in the other case, of patrimony, the law
makes an ownership which will be valid in each man's view according to the estimate which he sets on the public tranquillity.
To understand the laws
of this continuous movement is the aim of history.