Fed No.10 - David Simon Per 3 Federalist No 10 The Federalist Papers are a compilation of essays concerning the ratification of the United States

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David Simon 8/29/07 Per. 3 Federalist No. 10 The Federalist Papers are a compilation of essays concerning the ratification of the United States Constitution. Specifically, The 10th Federalist by James Madison examines the topic of protecting against factions. The 10th Federalist is not only the most well-known essay of the Federalist Papers, but it is also considered to be one of the most important political writings. According to Madison, a large republic is "better" or "safer" than a small republic because in a large republic there would be too many factions competing. Madison states that a faction is "any number of citizens that are inspired by some common passions to act adversely towards the rights of other citizens." No single faction with one interest would be able to take power from a large republic with many diverse interests. Madison states that there are two ways of removing the causes of the faction: one by destroying the liberty essential to its existence and two by giving every citizen the same opinions. Destroying the liberty of the people would be worse then the actual factions. "Liberty is
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Fed No.10 - David Simon Per 3 Federalist No 10 The Federalist Papers are a compilation of essays concerning the ratification of the United States

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