The regulation of these various and interfering interests forms the principal task of modern legislation
, and involves the spirit of party and faction in the necessary and ordinary operations of the government.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation
No man with a genius for legislation
has appeared in America.
Well, then, do not be angry with them; for are they not as good as a play, trying their hand at paltry reforms such as I was describing; they are always fancying that by legislation
they will make an end of frauds in contracts, and the other rascalities which I was mentioning, not knowing that they are in reality cutting off the heads of a hydra?
It is considered a disgrace to any State that legislation
should have to enforce what ought to be, and is in every respectable female, a natural instinct.
* Many efforts were made during this period to organize the perishing farmer class into a political party, the aim of which was destroy the trusts and corporations by drastic legislation
. All such attempts ended in failure.