Objections to Reciprocity on Constitutional and Practical Grounds

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Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1904 - 35 страници
 

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Страница 11 - Taking care always to keep ourselves, by suitable establishments, on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies. Harmony and a liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest.
Страница 6 - Among these express powers are the powers: "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises . . . [and] to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several states.
Страница 10 - Senators present concur,' the House of Representatives do not claim any agency in making treaties, but that when a treaty stipulates regulations on any of the subjects submitted by the Constitution to the power of Congress, it must depend for its execution as to such stipulations on a law or laws to be passed by Congress...
Страница 10 - As, therefore, it is perfectly clear to my understanding that the assent of the House of Representatives is not necessary to the validity of a treaty; as the treaty with Great Britain exhibits in itself all the objects requiring legislative provision, and on these the papers called for can throw no light, and as it is essential to the due administration of the Government that the boundaries fixed by the Constitution between the different departments should be preserved, a just regard to the Constitution...
Страница 8 - no money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law;" but this limitation would cease to exist if by a treaty the United States could be bound to pay money to a foreign power. . . . Congress would cease to be the law-making power as is prescribed by the Constitution; the law-making power would be the President and the Senate. Such a condition would become the more dangerous from the fact that treaties so adopted, being on this particular hypothesis superior...
Страница 9 - I His sacred royal majesty of Portugal promises, both in his own name, and that of his successors, to admit, for ever hereafter...
Страница 9 - That is to say, that her sacred royal majesty of Great Britain shall, in her own name, and that of her successors, be obliged, for ever hereafter, to admit the wines of the growth of Portugal into Britain...
Страница 10 - House a copy of the instructions to the minister of the United States, who negotiated the treaty with the King of Great Britain, together with the correspondence and other documents relative to that treaty, excepting such of the said papers as any existing negotiation may render improper to be disclosed.
Страница 33 - States, than are or shall be payable upon the like articles being the- growth, produce, or manufacture of any other foreign country ; nor shall any other or higher duties or charges be imposed in the territories of either of the high contracting parties on the exportation of any articles to the territories of the other than such as are or may be payable...
Страница 33 - In all that relates to the importation, exportation, and transit of their respective products, the United States of America and the Swiss Confederation shall treat each other, reciprocally, as the most favored nation, union of nations, state, or society, as is explained in the following articles : — ART.

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