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The restriction in question amounts to what lawyers call a NEGATIVE PREGNANT that is, a NEGATION of one thing, and an AFFIRMANCE of another; a negation of the authority of the States to impose taxes on imports and exports, and an affirmance of their authority to impose them on all other articles.
It is, indeed, possible that a tax might be laid on a particular article by a State which might render it INEXPEDIENT that thus a further tax should be laid on the same article by the Union; but it would not imply a constitutional inability to impose a further tax.
He would not allow the older boys to impose upon me, and would divide his cakes with me.
This method of handling the subject cannot impose on the good sense of the people of America.
Does the American impose on the Congress appropriations for two years?
In former times, when the same person was both demagogue and general, the democracies were changed into tyrannies; and indeed most of the ancient tyrannies arose from those states: a reason for which then subsisted, but not now; for at that time the demagogues were of the soldiery; for they were not then powerful by their eloquence; but, now the art of oratory is cultivated, the able speakers are at present the demagogues; but, as they are unqualified to act in a military capacity, they cannot impose themselves on the people as tyrants, if we except in one or two trifling instances.
The capitularies of Charlemagne and of Louis le Débonnaire impose severe penalties on fiery phantoms which presume to appear in the air.
Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him.
A private rehearsal at these lodgings, and a bargain which will fill the pockets of a grasping stranger -- such are the sacrifices which dire necessity imposes on me at starting.
The other Asean states impose no such business taxes.
Over that period, about 3 percent of the laws enacted included at least one private-sector mandate that was expected to impose more than $150 million in private-sector compliance costs.
Since specialisation by comparative advantage increases wealth (Alchian and Allen, 1972, 201-8), it seems plausible that, for the vast majority of people, the benefits bestowed by their lives are greater than the costs they impose.