Quote from James Madison 

"It is very certain that [the commerce clause] grew out of the abuse of the power by the importing States in taxing the non-importing, and was intended as a negative and preventive provision against injustice among the States themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government."

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James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
letter dated February 13, 1829
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