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title:“Objections to the Constitution”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1787-8-30

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"Letter to the Constitution." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 249. Print.
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Photostat, Library of Congress

Objections to the Constitution (August 30, 1787)

August the 30th
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Objections to the Constitution as far as it has Advanced
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1st. No privilige is given to the House of Representatives, which by the way are too few, in disposition of money; by way of counter ballance to the permenent condition of the Senate, in the circumstances of duration, power, & smallness of Number.
2d. The expulsion of members of the Legislature is not sufficiently Checked.3
3d. The inequality of Voices in the Senate is too great.4
4th. The power of Raising Armies is too unlimited.5
5th. The sweeping Clause absorbs every thing almost by Construction.
6th. No Restriction is made on a Navigation Act and certain Regulations of Commerce.6
7th. The Executive is One.7
8th. The power of pardon is Unlimited.8
9th. The appointment to Office will produce too great influence in the Executive.
10th. The Jurisdiction of the Judiciary will swallow up the Judiciaries of the States.9
11th. Duties on Exports are forbiden but with the assent of the General Legislature of the U. S.10

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