But it is said that the laws
of the Union are to be the SUPREME LAW of the land.
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
Besides, here is another question; if the laws
are to be altered, are they all to be altered, and in every goverment or not, and whether at the pleasure of one person or many?
No one, indeed, could have imagined the rapture it was to do it, or what a load rolled from my shoulders when I dropped the law
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back-- For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
Because of his age and his cunning, because of his gripe and his paw, In all that the Law leaveth open, the word of the Head Wolf is Law.
I add, too, that all the protection which, consistently with the Constitution and the laws
, can be given, will be cheerfully given to all the States when lawfully demanded, for whatever cause-- as cheerfully to one section as to another.
The power to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law
of nations, belongs with equal propriety to the general government, and is a still greater improvement on the articles of Confederation.
Gift, in one case, makes it as really the new owner's, as labor made it the first owner's: in the other case, of patrimony, the law
makes an ownership which will be valid in each man's view according to the estimate which he sets on the public tranquillity.
These closely similar particulars are collected together by their similarity primarily and, more correctly, by the fact that they are related to each other approximately according to the laws
of perspective and of reflection and diffraction of light.
To understand the laws
of this continuous movement is the aim of history.