The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws…




The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws…

The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws… --Alexander Hamilton

[T]he Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution. But this doctrine is not deducible from any circumstance peculiar to the plan of convention, but from the general theory of a limited Constitution.

Alexander Hamilton

Year: 1788
Context: Federalist No. 81
Tags: Constitution, circumstance, convention, doctrine, laws, standard



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