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Quote from Virginia Resolution of 1798,

"[T]his Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the powers of the Federal Government, as resulting from the compact, to which the States are parties, as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting the compact as no further valid than they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that in case of a deliberate, palpable and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the States who are parties thereto, have the right, and are duty bound, to interpose, for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them."


Virginia Resolution of 1798 (more quotes by Virginia Resolution of 1798 or books by/about Virginia Resolution of 1798)


in response to the federal government's "Alien and Sedition Laws."


Constitution, Federalism, Resistance, Self-Determination, Sovereignty


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