congress

A Quote by unknown on congress, constitution, execution, laws, power, presidency, and responsibility

The Constitution does not leave to speculation who is to administer the laws enacted by Congress; the President, it says, "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed". . . . The Brady Act effectively transfers this responsibility to thousands of [law enforcement officials] in the 50 States. . . . The power of the President would be subject to reduction, if Congress could act as effectively without the President as with him, by simply requiring state officers to execute its laws.

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Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1997, Printz v. United States

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A Quote by unknown on congress and progress

Pro is to con as progress is to congress.

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A Quote by unknown on congress, opposites, and progress

If pro is the opposite of con, is Progress the opposite of Congress?

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A Quote by unknown on congress and corruption

CONGRESS.SYS Corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C? (Y/n) .

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on congress and life

And what a congress of stinks!- Roots ripe as old bait, Pulpy stems, rank, silo-rich, Leaf mold, manure, lime, piled against slippery planks, Nothing would give up life: Even the dirt kept breathing a small breath.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: Root Cellar, 1948

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A Quote by Tenche Coxe on birth, congress, constitution, god, government, military, people, power, soldiers, and trust

While the states were considering ratification of the Constitution: Who are the militia? are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American. . . . The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

Tenche Coxe (1638 - 1896)

Source: The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788

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A Quote by Tenche Coxe on congress, god, government, military, people, power, soldiers, and trust

Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. . . . The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

Tenche Coxe (1638 - 1896)

Source: The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

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A Quote by Supreme Court on congress, errors, finance, force, government, laws, possessions, problems, solution, taxes, and present

By forcing state governments to absorb the financial burden of implementing a federal regulatory program, Members of Congress can take credit for "solving" problems without having to ask their constituents to pay for the solutions with higher federal taxes. And even when the States are not forced to absorb the costs of implementing a federal program, they are still put in the position of taking the blame for its burdensomeness and for its defects....Under the present law, for example, it will be the [law enforcement official] and not some federal official who stands between the gun purchaser and immediate possession of his gun. And it will likely be the [law enforcement official], not some federal official, who will be blamed for any error.

Supreme Court

Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1997, Printz v. United States

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A Quote by Supreme Court on authority, certainty, congress, constitution, laws, and power

Even where Congress has the authority under the Constitution to pass laws requiring or prohibiting certain acts, it lacks the power directly to compel the States to require or prohibit those acts.

Supreme Court

Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1992, New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144

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A Quote by Supreme Court on action, certainty, clarity, congress, discretion, experience, failure, government, improvement, independence, judgment, novelty, and politics

Federal commandeering of state governments is such a novel phenomenon that this Court's first experience with it did not occur until the 1970's....later opinions of ours have made clear that the Federal Government may not compel the States to implement, by legislation or executive action, federal regulatory programs....Even assuming, moreover, that the Brady Act leaves no "policymaking" discretion with the States, we fail to see how that improves rather than worsens the intrusion upon state sovereignty. Preservation of the States as independent and autonomous political entities is arguably less undermined by requiring them to make policy in certain fields than (as Judge Sneed aptly described it over two decades ago) by "reducing them to puppets of a ventriloquist Congress."

Supreme Court

Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1997, Printz v. United States[Interior clarifications omitted]

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