A Tyrannical Use Of Its Powers

If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify.
Alexander Hamilton
Federalist No. 33
January 3, 1788

Alexander Hamilton
January 11, 1755 – July 12, 1804