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Evaluation Of The Federalist Papers

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A new country, a government not properly established and so many ideas and model on how the government should look like whose idea is to be chosen. During the time that the federalist paper was written, there were many group out there not just the federalist but also the anti-federalist, the brutes and the centennial. Everyone having their own ideas and counters for each other’s argument. The federalist paper was somewhat a model on hut that how to run the country and it talked about issues in chronological order but that being said, federalist 47-51 was all based on the government interactions in the name of checks and balance so I will be evaluating how they made the argument.
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According to him, the British government was almost modeled by the check and balance idea, although the king was the leader, there were other branches that helped out in carrying out decisions and order and sometimes if something didn't work out, it was left to the others to inform the king and so if there is a totally separation then there won’t be that communication.
Then in federalist paper 48, Madison talked about how constitutional restraints on each branch should be available to the other branches. He agreed that yes the powers belonging to one department, but that power should not totally be controlled by that group the other branch can step in when they believe something is wrong. That being said, the department can’t be able to overrule each other and that power needs to be effectively restrained according to this quote “The next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each against the invasion of the others. What this security ought to be is the great problem to be solved.” Madison stated what needed to be done to make sure none of the branch ascertained more power than the other to overstep there boundaries and encroach in others business but didn't give an outline of how to go about to constitutional restrain branches.
The counter argument was that it was same as the old rule just in a new form because the people in power could make decision for selfish reason so argument federalist 49 talked about how decision making had to be in the interest of the citizen because federalist 49 was a plan by Thomas Jefferson for the state of Virginia on considered for the establishment of a constitution for that sector. That time most of Virginia laws weren't for the greater good it was also addressed by Madison on federalist 48. According to Jefferson, “correcting breaches of” the constitution or taking actions where one or more of the government departments exceeds its constitutional authority is addressed. Since the people “are the only legitimate fountain of power”. That being said, Jefferson also stated that it should be a rare case when the people appealed because appeal meant that there was fault with the constitution and no appeals was more of a tyranny so the challenge was to find the balance.
In order to find a great way to find balance Federalist 50 was writing by Madison which talked about how to keep the three branches of government in constitutional bounds/term since Jefferson paper kind of disapproved with the citizens appealing every time....

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