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8914. WAR, Power to declare.—[further continued]..

We see a new instance
of the inefficiency of constitutional guards.
We had relied with great security on that
provision which requires two-thirds of the
Legislature to declare war. But this is completely
eluded by a majority's taking such
measures as will be sure to produce war.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. iv, 222. Ford ed., vii, 220.
(Pa., 1798)