“The exercise of any power not authorized by the constitution is an assumed power, and therefore illegal”

“A constitution defines and limits the powers of the government it creates. It therefore follows, as a natural and also a logical result, that the governmental exercise of any power not authorized by the constitution is an assumed power, and therefore illegal.”

— Thomas Paine
(1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author [
1805]

Thomas Paine

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