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AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting
federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution
for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance;
comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence
of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is
composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in
Portions of this book appeared previously in Gary Lawson and Guy
Seidman, The First ‘‘Establishment’’ Clause: Article VII and the Post-
Constitutional Confederation, 78 Notre Dame L Rev 83 (2002); Gary Lawson
and Guy Seidman, The Hobbesian Constitution: Governing without Authority,
95 Nw UL Rev 581 (2001); and Gary Lawson, Territorial Governments
and the Limits of Formalism, 78 Cal L Rev 853 (1988). We are grateful to the
Notre Dame Law Review, the Northwestern Law Review, and the California
Law Review for permission to reproduce those materials....