AP Poly Sci #3 - Allan Stern AP Poly Sci 11th HW#3 7 A Madisons definition of a faction is that If a faction consists of less than a majority then

AP Poly Sci #3 - Allan Stern AP Poly Sci 11th HW#3 7 A...

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Allan Stern 9/16/12 AP Poly Sci 11 th HW #3 7. A) Madison’s definition of a faction is that If a faction consists of less than a majority, then relief is supplied by the republican principle. This then allows the majority to defeat its threatening views by regular vote. It can clog up the government yet still be able to still perform bad acts but it will be masked and under the forms of constitution. When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens. To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed. B) Madison says that there are again two methods of removing the causes of faction. The first he says is by destroying the liberty, which is essential to its existence, and the other, by giving every citizen the same opinions. It could never be more truly said than of the

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