Federalist Papers.docx - Federalist Papers 10 What is a faction A majority or a minority of the whole United by some common purpose Whose purpose is

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Federalist Papers 10 What is a faction A majority or a minority of the whole United by some common purpose Whose purpose is adverse to the rights and welfare of others. Cause of Factions But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property. THose who hold and those who are without property have ever formed distinct interests in society. Deal with Causes or Effects Destroying the liberty or giving to every citizen the same opinions and interests Property RIghts = Goal # 1 The protection of these faculties is the first object of government . Most Dangerous Type of Faction? A majority When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government. Enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens Democracy vs Republic Problems with Direct Democracy
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Unformatted text preview: ○ “Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention….” ● Republics…. Refine and enlarge the public views , by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens , whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country. Federalists Papers 51 ● S.O.P. = Independent Branches] ● “If men were angels, no government would be necessary” ● Human nature = ambitious/ selfish , tyranny a threat ● Solution : Make governing difficult / complex/ slow ● How? Disperse Power ○ Separation Powers ( horizontal dispersal) ■ Separate institutions sharing power ■ Bicameral legislature ○ Checks and balances ■ Each branch guards its own power ■ Ambition counteracting ambition ○ Federalism ( vertical dispersal of power ) ■ Two levels ( state / national ) ●...
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