Treaty powers resolution: hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session, on S. Res. 486 ... July 21 and 28, 1976

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 - 127 頁
 

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第 21 頁 - We admit, as all must admit, that the powers of the government are limited, and that its limits are not to be transcended. But we think the sound construction of the constitution must allow to the national legislature that discretion, with respect to the means by which the powers it confers are to be carried into execution, which will enable that body to perform the high duties assigned to it in the manner most beneficial to the people.
第 31 頁 - Majesty: Now, therefore, I, James Monroe, President of the United States, do, by this my proclamation, make known and declare that the arrangement aforesaid, and every stipulation thereof, has been duly entered into, concluded and confirmed, and is of full force and effect.
第 25 頁 - The power in question seems therefore to form a distinct department, and to belong, properly, neither to the legislative nor to the Executive. The qualities elsewhere detailed as indispensable in the management of foreign negotiations point out the Executive as the most fit agent in...
第 125 頁 - to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States " and " to declare war * * * to raise and support armies * * * to provide and maintain a Navy...
第 114 頁 - 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...
第 46 頁 - The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
第 17 頁 - The history of human conduct does not warrant that exalted opinion of human virtue which would make it wise hi a nation to commit interests of so delicate and momentous a kind, as those which concern its intercourse with the rest of the world, to the sole disposal of a magistrate created and circumstanced as would be a President of the United States.
第 21 頁 - To have prescribed the means by which government should in all future time execute its powers would have been to change entirely the character of the instrument, and give it the properties of a legal code. It would have been an unwise attempt to provide, by immutable rules, for exigencies which, if foreseen at all, must have been seen dimly, and which can be best provided for as they occur.
第 125 頁 - President by an exertion of legislative power, but with such an authority plus the very delicate, plenary and exclusive power of the President as the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations...
第 21 頁 - This provision is made in a constitution intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs.

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