Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Adrian Smith
Posted on 2015-01-09
SMITH of Nebraska. ``. . . and to make all laws which shall be
necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers,
and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of
the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.''
``The migration or importation of such persons as any of the States
now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by
the Congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight,
but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten
dollars for each person.''
Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gene
Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. ``The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.
``No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.
``No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
``No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from New Mexico (Mr. Pearce).