Monday, September 5, 2011

The Federalists

The Federalists are for the formation of the government of the United States to be formed into three separate branches.  Theses branches are suppose to be able to operate separately from one another for the people.  It is intended for the branches to not have the ability ( or limit it) to influence of appointing of members to other branches.  But what is intended is not as what can be realistically pulled off.  So that why they admit to themselves that there might be small deviations from the principle.  They must make sure that said leaders of said branches can’t be influenced by the other leaders and their agendas.  But they do admit that not all branches might have equal defenses.  Even though the branches might be flawed, they try their best to protect the people too.

            In comparison to The Anti-Federalist papers, the federalist papers seem more professional.  They don’t use scare tactics to get their point across and they admit up front that their own plan has flaws.  The federalists at least try to come up with a soulution to their problem, instead of just stating them.  Like the anti-federalist, they seem to be concerned about the protection of liberty and freedoms.  They also seem largely concern that one branch might over power the other


  1. Can you give some examples from the text? For instance, when you wrote "They don't use scare tactics." Can you give an example of a scare tactic and what it was used for in the text?

  2. I consider "In despotic governments, as well as in all the monarchies of Europe, standing armies are kept up to execute the commands of the prince or the magistrate, and are employed for this purpose when occasion requires: But they have always proved the destruction of liberty, and [are] abhorrent to the spirit of a free republic. 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." a scare tactic because It makes the giant leap in logic that most armies of republic are not for the people, useing only England as a negative example.