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Federalist Assignment

Federalist Assignment - Means 1 Andrew M Means Political...

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Means 1 Andrew M. Means Political Science 1101 3 February 2011 Gunning Federalist Assignment 1. Madison states “…that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.” Madison believes the complaints are valid because there is no way to deny the evidence. 2. Madison defines factions as “a number of citizens whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community." 3. Madison presents the two methods as destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence, and by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests. Madison thinks that these approaches are unrealistic, and he is for removing the causes, but they cannot be removed, and only effects can be controlled.
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