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Checks and Balances

  • Date Submitted: 09/14/2010 04:10 AM
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Checks and Balances

We all are often called to mission or quest to prove a point to clear up an issue perhaps to make a stand. At the outset of our nation, the government faced a few degrees of opposition, three men set out to change the public opinion of the introducing of the United States (US) Constitution. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay begin a series of essays in defense of the Constitution and the progressive improvement of American government. Eighty-five essays composed supporting different aspects of government in 1787; the papers received the name “Federalist Papers”. Federalist paper number 10 holds some remarkable thoughts about application of the US Constitution as to the overall plan that it identified for the American people. Frist sighting how prior governments lack of planning and stable development caused there down fall, and how that instability, injustice, and confusion, ripped apart the most popular government. Touching on issues that involved rights and privileges of American citizen’s, this was stated by James Madison, “Whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion or the interest, adverse to the rights of the other citizens, or the permanent and aggregate interests of the community”. Statements like this one and hundreds of others captivated thousands of readers and stirred a passion in them to support the Constitution. What is truly interesting is how convicted to an idea of strong base for a legislative body to be in place to protect the rights of the citizens. Pointing out how a republic style of government where elected officials form a delegation could be adjusted with the increase of the population and there control could be extended. Could only imagine how these essays bolstered a zeal for government and a new era, not by oppression or ternary, but by the placement of an educated and wise group of citizens who in turn would with patriotism...


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