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Founders on the Need for a Vigorous but Limited Executive

Liberty Letters, Constitutional Convention of 1787 On June 1, 1787 in the early days of the Constitutional Convention the Founders entered upon a discussion of...

Madison's Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — July 14

The day's debate focused mostly on equality of votes in the Senate as a check in favor of the small states and state rights in general. Strong arguments made for and against. The best question of the day came from Oliver Ellsworth who asked two questions one of Mr. Wilson, whether he had ever seen a good measure fail in Congress for want of a majority of States in its favor? He had himself never known such an instance: the other of Mr. Madison whether a negative lodged with the majority of the States even the smallest, could be more dangerous than the qualified negative proposed to be lodged in a single Executive Magistrate, who must be taken from some one State? - Steve Farrell

Madison’s Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — July 14

The day's debate focused mostly on equality of votes in the Senate as a check in favor of the small states and state rights in general. Strong arguments made for and against. The best question of the day came from Oliver Ellsworth who asked two questions one of Mr. Wilson, whether he had ever seen a good measure fail in Congress for want of a majority of States in its favor? He had himself never known such an instance: the other of Mr. Madison whether a negative lodged with the majority of the States even the smallest, could be more dangerous than the qualified negative proposed to be lodged in a single Executive Magistrate, who must be taken from some one State? - Steve Farrell

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