Madison Federalist 46


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The Federalist vs Anti-Federalist debate is probably one of my favorites of American history. I look at Federalist 46 as Madison’s way of trying to meet both sides in the middle, acknowledging the rights of the states and the role the states would play within a Federal system. Looking at where we are now as a country I sometimes think that the Anti-Federalists had a better argument, but that’s only from the perspective of 20/20 hindsight vision.