It sounds to me like Madison wanted the federal government to have veto power over laws passed by the individual states.
That he wrote what are now the ninth and tenth amendments two years later just shows that his views had matured in the meantime as a result of the debates at the ratifying conventions and the widespread demands for a Bill of Rights limiting the powers of the federal government.
To: Verginius Rufus
I think you read it wrongly.
posted on 01/25/2013 5:41:16 AM PST
by the OlLine Rebel
(Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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