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The following lines of Sound Reasoning were taken from a book Titled "THE FEDERALIST"Paper # 78, written by Alexander Hamilton, a Signer of the Constitution.

"There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. NO LEGISLATIVE ACT, THEREFORE, CONTRARY TO THE CONSTITUTION, CAN BE VALID. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principle; that the servant is above his master; that the REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE ARE SUPERIOR TO THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES; that men acting by virtue of powers, may, DO, what their POWERS AUTHORIZE, BUT WHAT THEY FORBID"