The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions: Guideposts of Limited Government
By William J. Watkins Jr.
This article appeared in the Winter 1999 issue of The Independent Review


Despite their lucid reasoning and peerless prose, Jefferson and Madison’s Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions have been given short shrift in the pantheon of American documents. Yet the Resolves of 1798, as they were also known, proclaimed essential curbs against the abuse of federal power.

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