American Samizdat

Thursday, May 03, 2007. *

In opposition to the probability of subsequent amendments, it has been urged that the persons delegated to the administration of the national government will always be disinclined to yield up any portion of the authority of which they were once possessed . . . - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 85.

Hamilton wrote the final language of Article V of the Constitution, which we'll look at in a moment. After the above statement in the Federalist Papers, he goes on to say that he thought the above statement unmerited. Boy, was he wrong!

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