FEDERALIST No. 44
Utilizing a strict tone, James Madison asserts that the states shall not maintain a vast amount of power over Congress; the states must follow the rules; abide the rules; and shall not attempt to overthrow or disclaim the rules. “The Constitution and the laws of the United States...under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land, and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby...” This quote emphasizes the significance and behests of the Congress- which is deemed to recognize the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and shall recognize the strengths of the newly ratified Constitution.
These restrictions are issued in a predominant manner to prevent further rebellions- which concludes to the reason for the inauguration of the Constitution- and exhibits authority among Congress towards those whom classify themselves in their individual states. Due to the extent of the authority, such rules and regulations include certain limits that shall not cease to exist under the scrutinous watch of the adhering laws of Congress and the United States itself. “No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation... coin money; emit bills of credit...” The states are limited as to the specificities of actions that they are permitted and entitled...