“Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution.”
— James Madison (Federalist No. 39, 1788)
Reference: The Federalist
To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
– GK Chesterton