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The antifederalist papers.

Author: Morton Borden
Publisher: [East Lansing, Mich.] : Michigan State University Press, ©1965.
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Borden, Morton.
Antifederalist papers.
[East Lansing, Mich.] : Michigan State University Press, ©1965
(OCoLC)574855777
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morton Borden
OCLC Number: 7429397
Description: xiv, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: General introduction: a dangerous plan of benefit only to the "aristocratick combination" --
"We have been told of phantoms ..." --
New constitution creates a national government; will not abate foreign influence; dangers of civil war and despotism --
Foreign wars, civil wars, and Indian wars- three bugbears --
Scotland and England- case in point --
The hobgoblins of anarchy and dissensions among the states --
Adoption of the Constitution will lead to civil war --
"The power vested in Congress of sending troops for suppressing insurrections will always enable them to stifle the first struggles of freedom" --
A consolidated government is a tyranny --
On the preservation of parties, public liberty depends --
Unrestricted power over commerce should not be given the national government --
How will the new government raise money? --
The expense to the new government --
Extent of territory under consolidated government too large to preserve liberty or protect property --
Rhode Island is right! --
Europeans admire and federalist decry the present system --
Federalist power will ultimately subvert state authority --
What does history teach? --
Why the Articles failed --
Articles of Confederation simply requires amendments, particularly for commercial power and judicial power; Constitution goes too far --
Certain powers necessary for the common defense, can and should be limited --
Objections to a standing army (I) --
Objections to a standing army (II) --
The use of coercion by the new government (I) --
The use of coercion by the new government (II) --
The use of coercion by the new government (III) --
Objections to national control of the militia --
A Virginia antifederalist on the issue of taxation --
Federal taxation and the doctrine of implied powers (I) --
Federal taxation and the doctrine of implied powers (II) --
The problem of concurrent taxation --
Federal taxing power must be restrained --
Representation and internal taxation --
Factions and the Constitution --
Some reactions to federalist arguments --
Appearance and reality- the form is federal; the effect is national --
On the motivations and authority of the founding fathers --
"The quantity of power the Union must possess is one thing; the mode of exercising the powers given is quite a different consideration" (I) --
"The quantity of power the Union must possess is one thing; the mode of exercising the powers given is quite a different consideration" (II) --
What Congress can do; what a state can not --
Powers of national government dangerous to state governments; New York as an example. "Where then is the restraint?" --
"Balance" of departments not achieved under new constitution --
No separation of departments results in no responsibility --
On constitutional conventions (I) --
On constitutional conventions (II) --
Do checks and balances really secure the rights of the people? --
On the guarantee of congressional biennial elections --
A plea for the right of recall --
Apportionment and slavery: northern and southern views --
Will the House of Representatives be genuinely representative? (I) --
Will the House of Representatives be genuinely representative? (II) --
Will the House of Representatives be genuinely representative? (III) --
Will the House of Representatives be genuinely representative? (IV) --
The danger of congressional control of elections --
Will the Constitution promote the interests of favorite classes? --
Questions and comments on the constitutional provisions regarding the election of congressmen --
On the organization and powers of the Senate (I) --
On the organization and powers of the Senate (II) --
On the organization and powers of the Senate (III) --
On the organization and powers of the Senate (IV) --
The provisions for impeachment --
Various fears concerning the executive department --
On the mode of electing the president --
The character of the executive office --
The powers and dangerous potentials of his elected majesty --
The presidential terms of office --
On the electoral college; on re-eligibility of the president --
Does the presidential veto power infringe on the separation of departments? --
The president as military king --
A note protesting the treaty-making provisions of the Constitution --
An antifederalist view of the appointing power under the Constitution --
The power of the judiciary (I) --
The power of the judiciary (II) --
The power of the judiciary (III) --
The power of the judiciary (IV) --
The federal judiciary and the issue of trial by jury --
On the lack of a Bill of Rights --
Concluding remarks: evils under confederacy exaggerated; Constitution must be drastically revised before adoption.

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