318. [T]here is, in the nature of sovereign power, an impatience of control, that disposes those who are invested with the exercise of it, to look with an evil eye upon all external attempts to retrain or direct its operation.
- Alexander Hamilton – Federalist No. 15, 1787-1788
319. Tyranny has perhaps oftener [sic] grown out of the assumptions of power, called for, on pressing exigencies, by a defective constitution, than out of the full exercise of the largest constitutional authorities.
- Alexander Hamilton and James Madison – Federalist No. 15, 1787-1788
323. The principle purposes to be answered by union are these – the common defence [sic] of the members; the preservation of public peace, as well against internal convulsions as external attacks; the regulation of commerce with other nations and between the States, the superintendence of our intercourse, political and commercial, with foreign countries.
- Alexander Hamilton – The Federalist No. 23, 1787-1788