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The Federal Octopus in 1933


“The framers of our peculiar system of government never intended that Congress should possess unlimited power to do what it pleases. They saw vividly the universal oppression of all other peoples on the globe, by all-powerful kings, or by all-powerful legislatures, which had displaced those kings. Our forefathers had learned that the problem of escaping like oppression, and of preserving liberty under government, was the problem of placing and maintaining limits upon governmental power.”