this as one example of the corruption of the branch. But when a government is to receive its support from the aid of the citizens, it must be so constructed as to have the confidence, respect, and affection of the people." Men who, upon the call of the magistrate, offer themselves to execute the laws. At length a Convention of the states has been assembled, they have formed a constitution which will now, probably, be submitted to the people to ratify or reject, who are the fountain of all power, to whom alone it of right belongs to make. Various expedients have been proposed to remedy these evils, but none have succeeded. In England, where they depend upon the parliament for their annual support, they have always been complained of as oppressive and unconstitutional, and are seldom employed in executing of the laws; never except on extraordinary occasions, and then under the direction of a civil magistrate. 5, he also sees danger in giving Congress the power to modify the election of its own members. If it has its defects, it is said, they can be best amended when they are experienced. 3, he believes the power to hold a standing army in peacetime as evil and highly dangerous to public liberty.
Perhaps this country never saw so critical a period in their political concerns. Three Fifths Compromise and asks If slaves have no share in government. Jan 3 8 1788. When these are attended with great honor and emolument, as they always will be in large states, so as greatly to interest men to pursue them, and to be proper objects for ambitious and designing men, such men will be ever restless in their pursuit. He disagrees with the method of electing senators as well as the six-year term they are given as he believes spending that much time away from his constituents will make him less in touch with their interests (16). Anti-Federalist Papers, liberty Library Home Constitution Society. It must be very evident then, that what this constitution wants of being a complete consolidation of the several parts of the union into one complete government, possessed of perfect legislative, judicial, and executive powers, to all intents and purposes, it will necessarily acquire. This cannot fail of being the case, if we consider the contracted limits which are set by this constitution, to the late governments, on this article of raising money. This is a sufficient reason to induce you to be careful, in the first instance, how you deposit the powers of government. It is natural to a republic to have only a small territory, otherwise it cannot long subsist.