From The Patriot Post
"The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power. This fully corresponds, in every rational import of the terms, with the idea of a federal government."
-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 9, 1787)
Tim Higgins always finds a complimentary quote to add to my quote of the day and this one, I thought, needed to be moved to the post instead of just as a comment...Thanks, Tim!
"The States can best govern our home concerns and the general government our foreign ones. I wish, therefore...never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market."
- Thomas Jefferson