A Short Observation

Reading through the Anti-federalist papers, I see a similarity to today. While the Federalist Papers were written as coordinated effort by men in Congress to gain favor for their agenda, the Anti-Federalist Papers were written sporadically by various authors. Thefederalistpapers.org put it this way:

“The arguments against ratification appeared in various forms, by various authors, most of whom used a pseudonym.”

Sounds sort of like bloggers versus MSM, today.

The worrisome part is we know who won.


2 thoughts on “A Short Observation

  1. This is a perpetual and unsolvable problem – those who want a strong federal government always have the organization on their side; whereas those who want liberty at the expense of the control of government, will be less organized but more free (until the federalists complete their mission – and they never give up.)

    • “Liberty” isn’t a fixed absolute, obviously, its a scale.

      People who call for a return to constitutional government just remind me of that quip about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

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