Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Federalist Papers #51

While reading this document, my first impression of it was that they really had to have a good enough reason to be writing in such detail. Every sentence was used to support the idea of having a controlled government. They believed that  the people did not have the sufficient responsibility to control and rule themselves. For example, they wanted for every part of the government to have their own duties and powers and for no one from the outside to have a say in their affairs.
One of the lines that really caught my attention was the one in the tenth paragraph that said, "Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society.". With this line, I interpreted that they wanted to have a government that wouldn't be perfect because if it was then nothing could be done. Also, they might be trying to get the point across to the people that they need to change the way that they live in order to progress as a nation. Many could have thought that the Federalist only wanted control, but they also wanted a uniform government in order for their nation to run smoothly.

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