THE CONSTITUTION IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE PEACE, SECURITY, AND DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY AMONG THE PEOPLE.
There is nothing more disruptive to orderly government and domestic tranquility than festering outbursts of mobocracy. Under the extreme tyranny and corruption of European monarchs, Thomas Jefferson felt that mankind must remember their unalienable right to rise up and take control of their affairs. However, when it came to boisterous mobs burning and looting their own cities, lynching their own citizens, and spreading havoc instead of restoring rights, then he was outraged. Said he: “The mobs of great cities add just so much support of pure government as sores do to the strength of the human body.”
The Constitution guaranteed to the states that federal forces would intervene if mobs or an invading enemy tried to overthrow the elected representatives of their republican form of government. The Constitution also allowed the states to call upon federal forces to assist them in cases of domestic violence. The founders provided substantive answers to a number of important questions which arise in connection with the responsibility of government to preserve law and order.
James Madison wrote: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will for the most part be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State. The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments in times of peace and security. As the former periods will probably bear a small proportion to the latter, the State governments will here enjoy another advantage over the federal government. The more adequate, indeed, the federal powers may be rendered to the national defense, the less frequent will be those scenes of danger which might favor their ascendancy over the governments of the particular States.”
Edmund Pendleton wrote: “The two governments act in different manners, and for different purposes – the general government in great national concerns, in which we are interested in common with other members of the Union; the state legislative in our mere local concerns … Our dearest rights – life, liberty, and property – as Virginians, are still in the hands of our state legislative. If they prove too feeble to protect us, we resort to the aid of the general government for security. The true distinction is, that the two governments are established for different purposes, and act on different objects … If each power is confined within its proper bounds, and to proper objects … interference can never happen.”
Source: The Making of America
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“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”