Federalist Paper 33 By Alexander Hamilton

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Jonah Brenner
Federalist Paper 33 Alexander Hamilton begins Federalist Paper 33 by stating the following clauses: The Constitution authorizes the national legislature “to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.” Also “the Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land, and anything in the constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.” These two clauses have been subject to intense accusations against the …show more content…

They are perceived as a hideous monster. However, the constitutional operation of the intended government would be the same even if the clauses were removed. They only sate the truth. Power means having the ability to do a thing, and to use any means necessary to execute it. A legislative power, is the power to make laws. The power of collecting taxes is the power to make laws collect taxes. These observations can be related to taxation because it is the most important power to be passed on to the Union. But, the same process leads to the same result and these powers authorize Congress to pass all necessary and proper laws. There is almost nothing questionable about the clause, it's just repetitive . So, why was it written? The convention most likely saw the potential threat to the United States political system and may have

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